Programs at the CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY
Grassland Bird Conservation Center
218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Biodiversity, Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction – A Call To Action
Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret
In March of 2019, a major report was announced from the United Nations warning that 1 billion species are threatened with extinction and the current global response is insufficient, but it also optimistically reported there is time to solve this problem and proposed solutions. This talk by Stephen Lewis, a member of the CT Chapter of The Sierra Club Legislative Committee among his various credentials, will review Earth’s extinction history and the recognition that we are now witnessing the sixth mass extinction. It will cover how climate change is a significant factor, but only one of many causes of this crisis and will highlight what we can do about it. Register online or call 860-928-4948. Free
Saw-whet Owl Banding
Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov.9 at 7 p.m.
This exciting program should be a memorable experience. Bring your camera. Will reschedule if inclement weather. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Register early online or call 860-928-4948. Limited to 20 people. Fee: $15 CAS members; $25 non-members.
Introductory Mammal Tracking Hike
Saturday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Get a taste of the tracking experience while learning about our program. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret.
Register online or call 860-928-4948. Fee: $25 members/$35 non-members.
Annual Holiday Nature Store
Saturday, Nov. 16 to Friday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret.
Gifts for all ages with Mother Nature in mind. We’ll have bird feeders & houses, suet, gardening gifts, nature books, children’s books and games, puzzles, field guides, freshly cut Christmas trees, holiday decorations, handmade evergreen sprays, works by local artists, nature jewelry, and many more unique items. Stock changes daily.
Programs at TRAIL WOOD
93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, CT 06247
Friday Afternoon Walks
Nov. 1 through 22 at 1 p.m.
Join plant enthusiast Anne Christie and nature photographer Amy Porter for a leisurely walk on the trails. We’ll see what’s of interest in the plant world and share tips on how to get good nature shots. All ages welcome. Meet at Trail Wood – 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Register online. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Beaver Moon Campfire and Walk
Friday, Nov. 8 from 7 – 10 p.m. at Trail Wood – 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton.
(Cloud/Rain Date: Nov. 9)
Walk to the beaver pond and enjoy the evening by a campfire. Register online. Free to CAS members; $5.00 non-members.
Gardens & Grounds Group
Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. – noon at Trail Wood – 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton.
Time to help rake and put the gardens to bed. Then, we’ll have a planning session to determine 2020 dates and projects. No experience necessary. Please bring gloves, rakes, clippers and spades. Register online.
Haiku Workshop with Sherri Vogt
Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. – noon
Winter is coming and the landscape is changing. We’ll review the Haiku poetry form, then take a walk to record impressions of the season. End with a sharing session and leave some of our poems to inspire others in the public Haiku box at the info shed. Meet at Trail Wood – 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Register online. Fee $5.00 CAS members; $10.00 non-members.