Stratford Point


Access Point: 1207 Prospect Drive
Additional Information: http://www.ctaudubon.org/conservation-science-our-work/stratford-point/

Stratford Point is a peninsula in the Lordship section of Stratford located near the mouth of the Housatonic River. The site consists of approximately 28 acres of upland and an additional 12 acres of shallow intertidal zone. The upland area supports a nice coastal grassland and a small dune system with early successional coastal vegetation, while the mostly gravel and rock-covered shoreline contains some remnant stands of saltmarsh vegetation. Stratford Point is an important migratory stop-over site for a variety of birds, lepidoptera and odonates, and provides valuable wintering habitat for waterfowl.

The Lordship Coastal Grassland Habitat Management Area on Stratford Point and the associated shoreline is open to visitors when the site's gate is open. Stratford Point is home to Connecticut Audubon Society's Science and Conservation offices.

It is generally open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Stratford Point is approximately 27 acres in size and is surrounded on three sides by water. The Point is an excellent location for viewing birds. The Point is a fall stopover for migrating monarch butterflies. During late September and early October Stratford Point is alive with hundreds of butterflies feeding on the blooming goldenrod.

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Misc. Photos from Stratford Point