Seals, Birds and the History of Prudence Island

Seals, Birds and the History of Prudence Island

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Date(s) - 12/08
9:45 AM - 4:45 PM

Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Come to Prudence Island for an all-day adventure and exploration of this beautiful island. Traverse in a passenger van making several stops along the way to look for a variety of birds in protected ponds and coves. Grebes, eiders, mergansers and more may be seen. In the afternoon, shift gears and seek out the resident harbor seals, often visible close to shore on the island’s southern tip. Along the way, your guide will share with you the centuries-old history of human land use on Prudence Island.

What to Bring: lunch, snacks & beverages for the day; binoculars (we also have extra to share), warm clothing, and comfortable footwear. Registration is required due to limited van space (register here: Ferry ticket is not included in the price and is about $12 round trip/adult and $6/child. You will depart on the 9:45 am ferry from Bristol, arriving on Prudence at 10:15 am; the return trip will depart Prudence at 4:15 pm and arrive in Bristol at 4:45 pm.

Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Prudence Island, RI; December 8, 2018; 9:45 am-4:45 pm; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 10 and up.

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