Programs at the CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY
Grassland Bird Conservation Center
218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259
‘Lost Knowledges, Vanishing Histories’
Art Exhibit through end of September at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret.
Jessica Porzuczek is a Connecticut artist and educator. Her work is socially engaged and speaks to community connection, healing and ecological sustainability. Come view and enjoy this participatory project. Free admission.
‘Becorns: A Woodland World of Wonder’ – Photo Exhibit & Sale by David Bird
Opening Reception – Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret.
Exhibit thru October 31
David Bird is a local 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 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! Free admission.
Weekly Bird Walks
Every Tuesday in Sept. 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 and we’ll carpool to various locations. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Wednesday Noon Walks
September 4 through 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. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Saturdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, at 9 a.m.
Observe Andy and fellow bander’s capture and band numerous birds. You may even get to release a bird or two. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Nature Sketchbook Journaling
Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret.
Spend time at the Center sketching and painting nature, using pencil, pen and watercolor. Roxanne Steed will teach drawing and watercolor techniques. Call 860-928-4948 for a list of materials to bring. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Bull Hill Bird Walk
Sunday, September 29 at 8 a.m.
This is the prime time to find migrating fall warblers, vireos, and kinglets. We might also observe migrating hawks at the scenic overlook, if the weather conditions are right! Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret and we’ll carpool. Fee: $7 CAS members; $12 non-members.
After School Nature Club: Grades K-6
At the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret on Thursdays, Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
Please register. Info, forms & rates at www.ctaudubon.org/pomfret-home
Citizen Science Volunteer Monitoring Program:
Our volunteers monitor various sites in CT on the lookout for track and sign of fisher, river otter, mink, moose, black bear, and bobcat. Begin or continue training to become a wildlife monitor by attending training hikes that suit your schedule. Registration is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Training fee per hike: $50 CAS members; $60 non-members.
In Bethany – Tuesday, Sept 10
In Woodstock – Saturday, Sept 14
In Willington – Saturday, Sept 21
In Canterbury – TBA (check webpage for updates)
All monitoring hikes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Programs at TRAIL WOOD
93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, CT 06247
Friday Afternoon Walks
Sept. 6 through 27 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.
Calm and Creativity: Sit Spotting at Trail Wood
Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.
The sit spot is a surprisingly powerful practice that can help you unwind, tune into the natural world, and generate creativity. Learn more about the psychology of the sit spot. Lead by Katherine Hauswirth, author and writer in-residence. Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Fee $5.00 CAS members; $10.00 non-members.
Gardens & Grounds Group
Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon
Join a new group of Trail Wood enthusiasts in helping to keep the grounds around the homestead looking lovely and to restore some of the Teale plantings. No experience necessary. Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Please bring gloves, rakes, clippers and spades. During our coffee break, we will celebrate Nellie’s birthday with cake!
After School Nature Club: Grades 1-6
At Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton on Wednesdays, Sept. 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
Please register. Info, forms & rates at www.ctaudubon.org/trail-wood-home
Thursday, September 19 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.
Non-Fiction Book Club
Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for a lively book discussion lead by Jacqueline Jacobsohn. September book: ‘The Nocturnal Brain’ by Guy Leschziner. Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Free – donations appreciated.