Programs at the CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY
Grassland Bird Conservation Center
218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Trail Wood Reflections: Writer & Artist In-Residence Exhibit
At the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd – January 20 thru February 24
Each year the Summer Writer & Artist In-Residence Program at Trail Wood produces inspirational work. The class of 2018 is no exception. The beauty found in their paintings, photography and written word well reflect the tranquility of nature. FREE
Nature Sketchbook Journaling
Saturday, February 2 from 1 – 4 p.m.
Spend time at the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd, sketching and painting nature using pencil, pen and watercolor. Roxanne Steed will show you how to simplify what you see and teach basic drawing and watercolor techniques. Register at 860-928-4948 and for a list of materials to bring. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Winter Tracking Hikes
Saturday, February 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Bull Hill Wyndham Land Trust
Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Willington
Registration is required. For more info contact Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject to weather conditions. Full training is six hikes; participants select hikes that suit their schedules. Training fee per hike: $50 CAS members; $60 non-members.
The Connecticut Bird Atlas – Off and Running!
Monday, February 4, 6:30 p.m. (Snow date: Tuesday, February 5)
The Connecticut Bird Atlas project has completed the first of its three survey years. The 2018 Breeding, Stopover, and Wintering surveys are now done. Join us at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret, to hear about the results and to gear up for the second year of this critically important project. Spearheaded by Min Huang, PhD, Wildlife Biologist for the Connecticut DEEP and head of the Migratory Bird Program, these surveys contribute meaningful data to the State Action Wildlife Plan. FREE
How to Use Your Digital Camera – Photography Class with Fred Bird
Sunday, February 10, 2 – 5 p.m. OR
Monday, February 11, 6 – 9 p.m.
Learn how to operate your digital camera and its many functions. Bring your camera and owner’s manual to class. Select one date and please register at 860-928-4948. Held at the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
Saturday, February 16, 5:30 p.m.
Join Andy in search of wintering owls. We’ll attempt to find screech, barred, and great-horned owls. Most of the calling is done from the road. Cancelled if bad weather (rain, snow, high winds). Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Film Series offered in partnership with the Pomfret Green Team
Monday, February 18, 6:30 pm (Snow date: Tuesday, February 19)
An award-winning documentary written and directed by British film-maker Candida Brady. Watch actor Jeremy Irons investigate the global scale and impact of wasteful consumerism and pollution. Discover how communities around the world are reducing consumption toward a goal of zero waste. Q&A after film with Winston Averill, recycling and trash expert from the Quiet Corner.
Held at the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd. FREE
Monthly Bird Walk
Thursday, February 21 at 1 p.m.
Come out in search of wintering bird species. We will 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.
Wednesday Noon Walks
February 6 to 27
Join Connecticut Audubon Society 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. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Thursday Morning Tracking Walks
February 7 to 28, 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, 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.
CONNECTICUT FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW
Come visit the Connecticut Audubon Society booth from February 21 to 24 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
Programs at TRAIL WOOD
93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, CT 06247
Winter Nature Writing Workshop
Sunday, February 3 at 2 p.m. (Snow date: Sun., Feb. 10)
Alison Davis will lead this program. Learn about the Teale’s while working on your own verse. All levels of experience welcome. Registration is required at 860-928-4948. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Winter Poetry Walk
Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m.
Join John Wertam, a Trail Wood and poetry enthusiast, for a winter walk at Trail Wood. Experience nature and read poetry that captures our love of the outdoors. If you are so inclined, bring a copy of your favorite poem to share. Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
NEW! Trail Wood Non-Fiction Book Club
Sunday, February 24, from 2 – 4 p.m.
Lead by avid non-fiction reader and Hampton resident Jacqueline Jacobsohn. The Book Club will combine lively book discussions and leisurely walks on the trails. First book: Wandering Through Winter by Edwin Way Teale. Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
The 2019 Teale Summer Writer & Artist In-Residence Program
Applications are being accepted now through March 15.
For more info and application forms go to ctaudubon.org/trail-wood-home