Upcoming Programs at CT 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

 

 

Focus On Birds – featuring local artists David Stumpo & Nancy Barrett

Exhibit opens April 1 thru May 31 at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret

Come feast your eyes on the talents of avian watercolorist David Stumpo and wildlife photographer Nancy Barrett. Free admission.

 

Toddler Trails and Tales

Tuesdays, April 3 thru 24 at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret

from 1 – 2:15 p.m.

Volunteer and mom of three, Melissa Telford will entertain your toddlers with stories, activities and fun along our trails. Wear clothes and boots appropriate for the weather. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee per child per day: $5 CAS members; $7 non-members.

 

Woodcock Watch

Wednesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.

A sure harbinger of spring, this fascinating little bird puts on a riveting mating display at dusk. As long as the weather cooperates, we should hear & see them in action. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.

 

After School Nature Club

Grades K – 6 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret

Thursdays, April 5, 12, 26 & May 3, 10, 17

Do your kids need to blow off steam after school? The afternoons will be filled with fresh air, exercise, wildlife lessons and fun.

Fee: $60 CAS members for the 6-day session; $70 non-members. More info & forms at ctaudubon.org/pomfret-home.

 

Survival 101: Fire Making

Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. – Noon

Learn how to build a fire using both ancient and modern techniques (with or without matches) in this continuing survival course taught by the Baranski brothers. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: $3 CAS members; $7 non-members.

 

Long Pond Bird Walk

Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m.

Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret and we’ll carpool to this new Wyndham Land Trust preserve in Thompson. This property contains early successional habitat, mature conifer forest, a secluded 20 acre lake, and acres of submerged shrub lands. Bring a spotting scope or share with the group. Fee: $7 CAS members; $12 non-members.

 

‘Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal That Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast’

Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m. at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret

In his newest book, author Todd McLeish journeys along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska tracking the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters – nearly hunted to extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. Todd will share stories of his adventures while outlining the natural history of these adorable marine mammals. Fee: $3 CAS members; $7 non-members.

 

April Vacation Camp

Tuesday, April 17 thru Friday, April 20 at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret

from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Info & forms at ctaudubon.org/pomfret-home or call 860-928-4948 to register.

Limited to 20 kids per day. Fee: $45 per day CAS members; $55 per day non-members. 

 

Virginia Rail Bird Walk

Friday, April 27, 6 p.m.

We will set out with the goal of hearing and observing a Virginia Rail, along with other bird species. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.

 

Nature Sketchbook Journaling

Saturday, April 28 at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret

from 9 a.m. to noon

Spend time outdoors on the sanctuary, sketching and painting nature. Roxanne Steed will teach drawing and watercolor techniques. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members. Call 860-928-4948 to register and for list of materials to bring.

 

Early Morning Bird Walks

Tuesdays, April 3 thru 24, 8 a.m.

With access to over 1,650 acres of land, we will seek out a variety of bird species. Wear drab clothing and bring binoculars or a spotting scope. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: $3 CAS members; $7 non-members.

 

Wednesday Noon Walks

April 4 thru 25 at noon

Join volunteers for fresh air, exercise, good company and naturalist lessons along the way. Seniors and parents with babes in backpacks welcome. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.

 

Beginners Bird Walk

Sunday, April 29, 8 a.m.

If you are new to bird watching this is a good weekend to start! Some of the colorful spring birds are back and the leaves aren’t out yet. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.

 

Citizen Science Monitoring Program:

Vernal Pool Inventory Surveys Training Workshops

Friday, April 6, 9 a.m. – Noon

Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. – Noon

Field work: Fri/Sat mornings, Apr & May

Usually dry by summer, snowmelt and spring rains fill vernal pools in early spring. The call of peepers and wood frogs follow. Volunteers count egg masses and look for frogs and salamanders. If you have a vernal pool near you, please let us know. Register for one of the training sessions at 860-928-4948. Fee: $ 10 CAS members; $15 non-members.

 

 

 

 

Programs at TRAIL WOOD

93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, CT  06247

860-928-4948 www.ctaudubon.org/trail-wood-home

 

After School Nature Club

Grades 1 – 6 from 3 – 5 p.m. at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton

Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 25 & May 2, 9, 16

Do your kids need to blow off steam after school? The afternoons will be filled with fresh air, exercise, wildlife lessons and fun.

Fee: $60 CAS members for the 6-day session; $70 non-members. More info & forms at ctaudubon.org/trail-wood-home.

 

Spring Cleaning: Trail Wood Work Day

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. at the Trail Wood sanctuary – 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton

Come on out to help “spruce up” Trail Wood. Bring work gloves/rakes etc.

 

Exhibition Announcement: 

Edwin Way Teale’s Photographs of American Nature

Now thru April 20 – Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

At the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Gallery at UCONN. Free to the public.

Contact: Melissa Watterworth Batt, Archivist, University of Connecticut, at archives@uconn.edu


 

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