The Wilton Conservation Commission, Wilton Garden Club and the Norwalk River Watershed Association will host the annual guided Amphibian Walk in Merwin Meadows Park this Sunday, April 3, at 1 p.m.. The walk will provide Wilton residents with a unique opportunity to learn about amphibians and their habitat along the Norwalk River.
David Havens, science teacher and environmental coordinator at St. Luke’s and an NRWA board member, will lead the walk, beginning with a short introduction on amphibians and how to spot them, followed by a woodland hike along the Norwalk River to visit vernal ponds coming to life with salamanders, newts, frogs and toads. Discover some of the many species in our area, search for eggs and tadpoles, and learn about amphibian development. This event promises to be an informative and fun walk for both grown-ups and children.
The meeting spot is at the hiking trail entrance off the parking lot at Merwin Meadows, at the end of Lover’s Ln.. Tall, waterproof boots and long pants are suggested. As interaction with wildlife will play a large part of this walk, dogs, even on leash, are not allowed. All ages are welcome to this free event, but participants are asked to please register via email and include the number of people planning to attend as well as a phone number in case the event is cancelled.