Blessing of Animals
Individual animals are blessed in the parking lot of Old Trinity Church on a fall Sunday near Saint Francis's Day.
Birdwatching at Old Trinity
Old Trinity’s Graveyard is protected by 89 acres of glebe (church lands) between Route 16 and Church Creek.
It contains some marsh, farmland, and undisturbed upland habitat as well as ancient trees around the church
and rectory. A project to protect the cemetery shoreline by the reestablishment of a planted buffer is now
underway and construction can be observed from the parking lot.
This diverse habitat, upon which no hunting is allowed, provides cover for many native spices. Some of the
birds spotted this past year include: Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Great Egret, American Eagle, Red
Shouldered Hawk, Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting, Orchard Oriole.
Also seen, of course, are Robins, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Kingbirds, various Gulls,
Flickers, Hummingbirds, Sparrows, Vireos, Bluebirds, Mallards, Wood Ducks, Snow Geese, Quail, Cowbirds,
Grackles, Crows, Blackbirds, Starlings, Black Vultures and Turkey Vultures.