screech owl

Get in the spirit of the coming spring with an early evening walk through one of our town’s best kept secrets, Veterans Memorial Park.

The Land Trust has worked for many years with the Town, the Bayside Y and many local partners and volunteers to improve the trails system at this large red maple swamp in the heart of Barrington. In fact, we are looking for trail team volunteers for our next round of trail projects in 2014.

But this evening, we’ll look and listen for great horned and screech owls ‘who’ should be particularly active as this is their breeding season. Owls will often perch along the vernal pools to proclaim their territory. If weather is clear, our way will be lit by a high first quarter moon.

Bring a flashlight, wear outdoor clothes appropriate for the day’s weather and sturdy shoes. This is an easy level walk, but If there has been recent rain, sections of the trail may be soggy. Park in the Town/Bayside YMCA parking lot and we’ll meet at the stone pillars at the entrance to Veterans Memorial Park at the bend in West Street near the ball field.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to volunteer for the Town Trails Team, please contact Helen at or 401-480-8329.