Month of October Happenings at the Conn Audubon Society Center at Pomfret and Trail Wood in Hampton

Programs at the CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY
Grassland Bird Conservation Center
218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259
860-928-4948 ctaudubon.org/pomfret-home
Becorns: A Woodland World of Wonder – Exhibit & Sale by David Bird
Through October 31 at the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd.
David Bird is a photographer who got his start in character design by working for Lego in Denmark. He makes characters out of acorns, sticks, and whatever else
he finds in the back yard, and then he photographs them in the wild with real animals. Most of these photos are the result of a careful study of animal behavior,
patience, and a lot of birdseed. You can view his photography and toy designs at davidmbird.com or follow him on Instagram at davidmbird. Free admission.
Weekly Bird Walks
Every Tuesday in October at 8 a.m.
Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as he points out various bird species. Bring binoculars & wear drab clothing. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. We carpool to
various locations. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Walktober: Bafflin Bird Walk
Saturday, October 12 at 8 a.m.
Come and find southbound migrating birds on the Bafflin Sanctuary. Andy will point out various sparrows, hawks, and other songbirds. Bluebirds, White-crowned
Sparrows or Palm Warblers are likely to be seen. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Free.
Screech Owl Night Hike
Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
We will hike the sanctuary in the dark looking for screech and other owls. This is a moderately difficult hike and only for those comfortable hiking in the dark at
a brisk pace. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Register online or call 860-928-4948. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Saw-whet Owl Banding
Saturdays, Oct.19 & 26 at 8 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 per session. Fee: $15 CAS members; $25 non-members.
Climate Change – How We Are All Part Of The Solution
Monday, Oct 21 at 7 p.m. at the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd.
This talk by Stephen Lewis will focus on the urgent problem of climate change with an emphasis on solutions. The science on climate change is moving quickly
and there are important updates that everyone should be aware of. Topics covered will include: An overview of the climate problem; The Paris Agreement goals
and commitments; The progress states and cities are making in the absence of federal leadership; Specific goals and legislative successes and failures in
Connecticut, A perspective on what towns are doing and can do; What citizens can do individually and collectively to reduce their own carbon footprints and play
a more impactful role as environmentally concerned voters. Free to the public.

Programs at TRAIL WOOD
93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, CT 06247
860-928-4948 ctaudubon.org/trail-wood-home
Friday Afternoon Walks
Every Friday in October 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. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Family Treasure Box Hunt
Saturday, October 5 from 1 – 4 p.m.
A fun walk for the whole family! Receive a hint sheet and search for stamp boxes hidden on the trails. Each box contains facts about nature or Trail Wood and a
stamp for your sheet. Collect them all and win a prize. Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Fee per family: $10.00 CAS members; $20.00 non-
members.
Poetry Workshop with Talvi Ansel
Sunday, October 6 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Talvi Ansel, poet and former Artist In-Residence, will inspire ideas for new poems based on the natural surroundings. Bring a notebook, pen and pencil. All skill
levels welcome! Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Fee: $10.00 CAS members; $20.00 non-members.
Nature Sketchbook Journaling
Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. – noon
Spend time at Trail Wood, sketching and painting nature, using pencil, pen and watercolor. Roxanne Steed will teach drawing and watercolor techniques.
Register online or call 860-928-4948 for a list of materials to bring. Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Trail Wood Bird Walk
Thursday, October 17 at 8 a.m.
Join Andy searching for various bird species. Bring binoculars and wear drab colored clothing. We may also visit a nearby Wolf Den Land Trust preserve. Meet at
Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.

Walktober: A Day in the Life of Edwin Way Teale
Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m.
Tour Edwin Way Teale’s study, his writing cabin, the “branch office”, Nellie’s summer house and the beaver pond. Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in
Hampton. Free.
Autumn Writers’ Workshop
Sunday, October 20 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Leader Alison Davis will read from Edwin's books. You’ll go into the quiet of Trail Wood to observe and write. Meet fellow nature lovers and writers of all skill
levels. Bring a notebook and pen. Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Non-Fiction Book Club
Sunday, October 27, from 2 – 4 p.m.
Join us for a lively book discussion lead by Jacqueline Jacobsohn. Check the Trail Wood website for the October book selection.
Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Free – donations appreciated.

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