Programs at the CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY
Grassland Bird Conservation Center
218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Thursday Morning Tracking Walks
January 3 thru 31, 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 at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
Saturday, January 5, 7 p.m.
Join us 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. Meet at the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd. Program is cancelled if bad weather (rain, snow, high winds). Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Monthly Bird Walk
Thursday, January 17, 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 at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
After School Nature Club
Pomfret Winter Session–Grades K-6
Thursdays, Jan 17 & 24, 31, Feb 7, 14 & 21 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Do your kids need to blow off steam after school? Send them to the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd. The afternoons will be filled with fresh air, exercise and fun. We’ll go outside, so warm winter clothing and boots are a must. To register call 860-928-4948. Fee for the 6-day session: $60 CAS members; $70 non-members.
Trail Wood Reflections- Reception and Reading
Sunday, January 20, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd.
Each year the Summer Writer and Artist In-Residence Program at our Trail Wood Sanctuary produces inspirational work. The beauty found in their paintings, photography and written word well reflect the tranquility of nature. Come celebrate this year’s artists and writers and their experiences. FREE
Film Series in partnership with the Pomfret Green Team:
A PLASTIC OCEAN (2016) –
Writer/director Craig Leeson’s search for the elusive Blue Whale. What he finds instead is a sea of plastic waste. A team of scientists and researchers travel the globe to assess the fragile state of our oceans. Q&A after the film with Sena Wazer, member of the Cetacean Society and ocean advocate.
Monday, Jan. 21, 6:30 pm (Snow date: Tuesday, January 22)
at the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd. FREE Admission
Wednesday Noon Walks
January 2 thru 30 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 at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Winter Tracking / Training Hikes
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
January 5 in Willington
January 12 in Woodstock
January 19 in Canterbury
Full training is six hikes; participants select hikes that suit their schedules. These hikes are subject to change due to weather conditions. Registration is required. For more info, contact Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator at 860-928-4948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Training Fee per hike: $50 CAS members; $60 non-members.
Programs at TRAIL WOOD
93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, CT 06247
After School Nature Club
Trail Wood Session–Grades K-6
Wednesdays, Jan 16 & 23, 30, Feb 6, 13 & 20 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Do your kids need to blow off steam after school? Send them to Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. We’ll head out on the trails to explore and search for animal tracks and sign. Wildlife lessons will be quietly inserted along the way. Warm winter clothing and boots are a must. To register call 860-928-4948. Fee for the 6-day session: $60 CAS members; $70 non-members.
NEW! Trail Wood Non-Fiction Book Club
Sunday, January 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Lead by avid non-fiction reader and Hampton resident Jacqueline Jacobsohn, this Book Club will combine lively book discussions and leisurely walks on the trails. First book: Wa