Kestrel

Windsor, VT
Difficulty: Easy
Special Features: Natural, Vista
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: :20
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide

Description

Discover the rich bio-diversity of an old field and a great place to view birds and butterflies.

Directions

From either Exit 8 or 9 off I-91, take Route 5 south or north to downtown Windsor. Turn west on State Street. Bear right at the fork, and then turn right onto County Road. After 2.6 miles, turn left on Weeden Hill. Then, after 0.1 mile, take your first left onto Marton Rd. After 0.7 mile, park in the pull-off by the low shed on the left.

Clues and Map

You can find the clues and map to this quest in Best of Valley Quest.

Created

Created by Michael Quinn, Bill Shepard and Steve Glazer in 2003

Update to this Quest

This quest originally appeared in Valley Quest II:75 More Treasure Hunts. It was revised and included in Best of Valley Quest. If you are using Valley Quest II you will need this new ending to a beautiful Quest: (replace the last 2 paragraphs with this): On the southern hillside, a spring house nestled. Now turn back, retracing your steps to the west, Towards forest growing back — after fields put to rest. Crickets and cicadas ringing call. Summer glories turn to crisp fall. At Marton Road, left is the way. An old utility pole covered with creeper today. Another Kestrel house sits on this pole. And at its base, your reach your old field goal!