On The Wing Opening Reception
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators New England Chapter will be holding the On The Wing opening reception for our 2023 themed art exhibit at the Kettle Pond Visitors Center which is part of the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge. This exhibit will explore the various aspects of migration for birds and insects as well as touch on native plants and pollinators.
The opening reception will be from 1-3:30 PM. There will be an all-levels bird walk starting at 1:15 PM and a native plant garden walk at 2 PM. A few artists will be conducting art demonstrations and there will be light refreshments available.
A Little History of the Area
Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, Salt Pond Unit, and Kettle Pond Forested Upland Unit, one of five national wildlife refuges in Rhode Island, consists of 858 acres of diverse upland and wetland habitats including grasslands, shrublands, wooded swamps, and freshwater ponds, and coastal habitat. This area is part of one of the main migratory flyways, the Atlantic Flyway, that concentrates migrants along the northeastern seaboard.
For birding enthusiasts, over 250 species of birds have been recorded at Ninigret. Kettle Pond Visitor Center is the headquarters of the Refuge. This parcel of forested uplands is home to pitch and white pines, black and white oaks, blueberry shrubs, sweet fern, and princess pine.
Can’t make the opening reception?
The exhibit will be on display from May 20, 2023, through August 25, 2023, and there may be other events conducted while this exhibit is on display so check our calendar for any future events.