Programs at the CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY
Grassland Bird Conservation Center
218 Day Road, PO Box 11
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Citizen Science Volunteer Monitoring Program – Tracking Hikes
Willington – Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Canterbury – Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Our team of volunteers monitor sites to collect wildlife conservation data. Full training is six hikes; participants select hikes that
suit their schedules. Subject to change due to weather conditions. Registration is required. For info, email
firstname.lastname@example.org Fee per hike: $50 CAS members; $60 non-members.
Monday Morning Walks
March 2 – 30, 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 and Nate –
longtime volunteers, trackers and nature photographers. Bring your camera if you are so inclined. Meet at the Center, 218 Day
Rd in Pomfret. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
Wednesday Noon Walks
March 4 – 25
Join Connecticut Audubon Society volunteers for fresh air, exercise and good company. Moderate pace on sometimes uneven
terrain. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Thursday, March 5, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m.
Andy will take you to see woodcock performing their mating display. As long as the weather is okay (no snow cover or cold
temps), we should hear and see them in action. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-
Focus On Nature – Photography Contest
Opening Reception and Exhibition at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret
Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m.
For entry forms & more info: ctaudubon.org/pomfret-home
Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary
Offered in partnership with the Pomfret Green Team.
Monday, March 9, 6:30 p.m. (snow date: Tuesday, March 10) at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret
This documentary delves into the life of Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory atmospheric scientist Peter Kalmus, showing how a
change in life philosophy and mind frame enabled him to cut his fossil fuel use to 1/10th of the average American. He did this all
while boosting his happiness and raising a family in a typical California suburb. Kalmus shows how he brought together his head,
his hands and his heart, to find a new direction in life. Free
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Program
Tuesdays, March 24 through May 26, 8 a.m. – noon
Have you always wanted to learn more about the natural sciences? Are you interested in volunteering at the Center? With 40
hours (10, 4-hour sessions) of training, this may be the program for you. Visit ctaudubon.org/pomfret-home for more info and an
application or call 860-928-4948.
Early Morning Bird Walks
Tuesday, March 24 at 8 a.m.
Tuesday, March 31 at 8 a.m.
Come join Andy as he points out various bird species. We have access to thousands of acres of protected land. Wear drab colored
clothing and bring binoculars (on some occasions a spotting scope is useful). Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret. Fee: $5
CAS members; $10 non-members.
Bull Hill Hike
Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.
Andy will lead you on a hike around the scenic vista, new trail loop and the waterfall. The section to the waterfall is off trail, so
this hike is for people willing to walk moderately rough terrain. Meet at the Center, 218 Day Rd in Pomfret and carpool. Fee: $5
CAS members; $10 non-members.
The Center at Pomfret’s Summer Camp Online Registration is now open. Go to ctaudubon.org/pomfret-camp
Programs at TRAIL WOOD
93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, CT 06247
Friday Afternoon Walks
March 6 thru 27 at 1 p.m.
Join plant enthusiast Anne Christie and nature photographer Amy Porter for a leisurely walk on the trails at Trail Wood. We’ll
see what’s of interest and share tips on how to get good nature shots. Bring your camera if you are so inclined. All ages
welcome. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members. (Inclement weather will cancel.)
Full Moon Walk – (Worm or Sap Moon)
Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Walk out to the Beaver Pond by moonlight and enjoy a campfire. Trail Wood is at 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Free to CAS
members; $5 for non-members.
Trail Wood Troubadours
Saturday, March 7, 6:30-9 p.m.
Join a group of musicians and music lovers who meet the first Saturday of the month to play and sing songs that were written
during the period that Edwin Way Teale lived at Trail Wood, 1959-1980. Songs will be posted the week before and simple chords
will be projected on screen so all levels can follow along! Free (Please register at ctaudubon.org/trail-wood, space is limited to
12 participants per session.)
Hooray! It’s Daylight Savings Walk
Sunday, March 8, 4 p.m.
Appreciate the late afternoon light on a walk through Trail Wood, with some readings from Edwin Way Teale’s “North with the
Spring.” Free to CAS members; $5 for non-members.
The 2020 Teale Summer Writer & Artist In-Residence Program
Applications accepted now through March 15. For more info and forms ctaudubon.org/trail-wood
Frog and Toad Calls
Friday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
Frogs and toads can be heard from February through October. Learn to identify who is calling in your back yard! Follow up with
an evening walk around the pond to see if we can hear and identify any. Trail Wood is at 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Free to CAS
members; $5 for non-members.
Easter Egg Painting Workshop
Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Learn to blow eggs then hand paint and decorate them. Feel free to bring a few eggs of your own. There will be eggs ready for
painting. Share ideas for an Easter Egg tree. Trail Wood is at 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Fee: $5.00 for CAS members; $10.00 for
Sunday, March 29, 1-3 p.m.
Visit the home of Edwin Way Teale and his wife Nellie. Learn about Teale’s life and work. See his intact study and visit his
Writing Cabin. Trail Wood is at 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Free