Field Trips

 

All field trips take place on Tuesday, June 12.

 

Walking Tour of New Haven and Yale Collections

A walking tour of New Haven will explore the city and campus architecture, major monuments, and the collections of The Cushing Brain Institute, Yale Musical Instruments Collection, Yale University Art Gallery and other collections. The tour may even include a stop at the Grove Street Cemetery to say "hello" to Peabody Museum founder, O. C. Marsh, and other Peabody luminaries. Cost: $25.00. Lunch included. Depart Omni 9:30 AM.

 

Connecticut Geology

Join Yale Professor and Peabody Museum Curator, Leo Hickey on a tour of the geology of Connecticut. This all day trip will take us through many different periods of geologic history as we tour the deposits of the Connecticut Rift Valley. Stops will include the famous Hanging Hills (faulted and tilted traprock from the Triassic and Jurassic) and Dinosaur State Park (one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America). Cost: $75.00. Transportation and lunch included. Depart Omni 8:30 AM.

 

Bird-watching

Join Peabody Museum staff for a day of bird-watching (and other wildlife) of Connecticut's shoreline and some amazing upland sites. Habitats to be visited include beach, salt marsh, black spruce bog and mixed hardwood forest and basalt ridge and rocky ledge. Time-permitting we'll visit Cathedral Pines. Possibilities are Piping Plover, Least Tern, Peregrine Falcon, American Oyster-catcher, Osprey, Fish Crow, Common Raven, warblers (Blackburnian, Black-throated Blue and maybe even Cerulean) and other goodies. Cost: $45.00. Transportation and lunch are included. Depart Omni 8:00AM.

 

Consortium of Northeastern Herbaria co-sponsored trips

Plant-life of Traprock Ridge

Join Connecticut botanist, educator and conservation activist, Penelope C. Sharp, for a visit to the traprock ridges that run through Connecticut's central valley. These old, tilted lava flows have been little developed and are of great conservation concern in the area because they provide habitat for a number of rare plants. Cost: $45.00. Transportation and lunch are included. Depart Omni 9:00 AM.

 

Botany of Northwestern Connecticut

Botanist Bill Moorhead will lead a trip to the northwest corner of Connecticut. The area features a wide variety of plants and geomorphologic settings, including calcareous wetlands, uplands, and floodplains, poor fens, and Connecticut's highest elevations. Cost: $45.00. Transportation and lunch are included. Depart Omni 9:00 AM.

 

Marine algae of Southern New England

Join a leading phycologist in exploring rocky headlands and sandy beaches along the Connecticut coastline to see some of the region's diverse marine algae. Cost: $45.00. Transportation and lunch included. Depart Omni 9:00AM.