On Friday, Sep. 20, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., take a river cruise onboard the RiverQuest to view the miraculous display as thousands of swallows congregate above an island in the Connecticut River – as they suddenly descend as one to roost as the sun sets. The cruise departs from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam at 5:00 p.m. sharp and returns about three hours later. Expert birders and naturalists onboard will share insightful observations about the swallows and other wildlife, including bald eagles. If the trip is canceled due to inclement weather, refunds will be provided. The cruise is open to Lyme Land Trust members and friends. The cost is $50 per person, which includes wine, cheese and light refreshments. No children under 10. Preregistration and prepayment is required. For complete information, go here.