December Programs at the CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY

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Programs at the CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY

Grassland Bird Conservation Center     

218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT  06259

(860)928-4948 www.ctaudubon.org/pomfret-home

 

Annual Holiday Nature Store

Opening Saturday, November 24th thru December 21st

Noon to 4 p.m. weekends & 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays

The Center at 218 Day Rd in Pomfret, will be full of gifts for all ages with “Mother Nature” in mind.

We will have bird feeders and houses, suet, gardening gifts, nature books, children’s games, puzzles, field guides, freshly cut Christmas trees, holiday decorations, freshly made evergreen swags, works by local artists, nature jewelry and more. Stock changes daily.

 

Winter Art Show & Sale

Now thru January 13th at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret.

Noon to 4 p.m. weekends & 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays

Come feast your eyes on the talents of two local artists – Avian Watercolorist David Stumpo and Oil & Watercolor Artist Roxanne Steed. There will be a wide variety of artwork on sale for purchase with holiday gift-giving in mind. Free admission.

 

Meteor Shower Watch & Hike

Friday, December 14th at 7 p.m.

Join Andy in hiking a one mile trail to the scenic vista on Bull Hill. We’ll watch for the Geminid meteor shower. Since there will be very little moonlight, the sky view should be good. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret and we’ll carpool from here. (Will reschedule to the 15th or 16th if bad weather.) Register at 860-928-4948. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.  

 

Citizen Science: Introductory Winter Tracking Hike

Saturday, December 1st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We’re looking for adults who want to become trained wildlife trackers to monitor study sites in Willington, Canterbury, and Woodstock. Learn to find and recognize tracks and document sightings that support local conservation efforts. Winter is a great time to find track and sign of fisher, river otter, mink, fox, bobcat, coyote and more. For registration & info, contact Paula Coughlin, Coordinator at 860-928-4948 or email pcoughlin@charter.net Fee: $25 CAS members; $35 non-members.


Wednesday Noon Walks

December 5th to 26th

Join Connecticut Audubon Society volunteers for fresh air, exercise and good company. Seniors and parents with babes in backpacks welcome. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.

 

Thursday Morning Tracking Walks

December 6th to 27th at 8:30 a.m.

Stretch your legs, breathe in that early morning air and look for signs of wildlife on the Bafflin Sanctuary with Fran Barnaski, a longtime volunteer, tracker and nature photographer. Bring your camera if you are so inclined. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.

 

Monthly Bird Walk

Thursday, December 27th at 1 p.m.

Come out in search of wintering bird species. We’ll look for horned larks, ducks, hawks, sparrows, yellow-bellied sapsuckers and more. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.

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