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Nature Nursery

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April 27, 2015

Mondays: March 23 – May 18, (No class April 13) Classes meet: 10 – 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-3 years accompanied by an actively participating adult

Individual class fee: CAS Members $12/class; Nonmembers $16/class
8-Program Series fee: CAS Members $88; Nonmembers $120

Come join us as spring approaches. Spring colors, sounds and movements surround us as we venture out into the Larsen Sanctuary. We’ll listen for frogs calling, view turtles sunning themselves and watch birds who have journeyed back from their long winter travels. Preregistration required. For more information and to register, call 203-259-6305, ext. 109.

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Master Naturalist Training

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April 28, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Learn more about the natural sciences and volunteer with the Center at Pomfret. Registration limited to 15. Visit Center at Pomfret web page to download more information and application.

Tuesday Morning Bird Walks

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April 28, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Master Naturalist Training

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April 28, 2015

Tuesdays, March 24 through May 26
Have you always wanted to learn more about the natural sciences? Want to volunteer at the Center? With  44 hours of training, this may be the program for you.
The Master Naturalist program is a certificate program that increases individual skills as a novice naturalist and a way to help citizens become more involved in the Fairfield community and Connecticut Audubon society network.   Cost - $195 members; $250 non-members (includes membership).  Go to Center at Fairfield page to download the course outline and application.

 

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Children's Program-Turtles

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April 29, 2015

Center at Glastonbury
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Did you know that there are 12 different types of turtles that live in Connecticut? We’ll learn about where turtles live in our state, and then meet some of the turtles that live at the Audubon Center here in Glastonbury!

Wednesday Noon Walks

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April 29, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Afterschool Nature Club

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April 30, 2015

Thursdays, April 9, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28

From 3:45 –5:15p.m.

For children grades K to 2nd

Join us as we explore the sanctuary searching for whatever comes our way. We’ll have fun hiking and playing games; you never know where the afternoon will bring us. A light snack is provided. Outdoor attire required. $10/child per session for CAS members and $14/child for nonmembers. Preregistration required at least two days prior to the class.

 

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Beginner's Bird Walk

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May 3, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Spring Writing Workshop

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May 3, 2015

Trail Wood
93 Kenyon Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247
860-928-4948
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Nature Nursery

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May 4, 2015

Mondays: March 23 – May 18, (No class April 13) Classes meet: 10 – 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-3 years accompanied by an actively participating adult

Individual class fee: CAS Members $12/class; Nonmembers $16/class
8-Program Series fee: CAS Members $88; Nonmembers $120

Come join us as spring approaches. Spring colors, sounds and movements surround us as we venture out into the Larsen Sanctuary. We’ll listen for frogs calling, view turtles sunning themselves and watch birds who have journeyed back from their long winter travels. Preregistration required. For more information and to register, call 203-259-6305, ext. 109.

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Master Naturalist Training

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May 5, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Learn more about the natural sciences and volunteer with the Center at Pomfret. Registration limited to 15. Visit Center at Pomfret web page to download more information and application.

Tuesday Morning Bird Walks

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May 5, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Master Naturalist Training

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May 5, 2015

Tuesdays, March 24 through May 26
Have you always wanted to learn more about the natural sciences? Want to volunteer at the Center? With  44 hours of training, this may be the program for you.
The Master Naturalist program is a certificate program that increases individual skills as a novice naturalist and a way to help citizens become more involved in the Fairfield community and Connecticut Audubon society network.   Cost - $195 members; $250 non-members (includes membership).  Go to Center at Fairfield page to download the course outline and application.

 

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Children's Program-Flowers

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May 6, 2015

Center at Glastonbury
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

April showers bring May flowers! Let’s make some flowers and find out what kinds of flowers are blooming this month. What color is your favorite flower? Decorate a flower pot and plant a flower to take home with you.

Wednesday Noon Walks

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May 6, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Milan Bull

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May 7, 2015

May 7—June 11 From 6:30—7:30 a.m.

Join Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science & Conservation for an early morning bird walk. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails. All levels of birders are welcome. Free.

 

Afterschool Nature Club

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May 7, 2015

Thursdays, April 9, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28

From 3:45 –5:15p.m.

For children grades K to 2nd

Join us as we explore the sanctuary searching for whatever comes our way. We’ll have fun hiking and playing games; you never know where the afternoon will bring us. A light snack is provided. Outdoor attire required. $10/child per session for CAS members and $14/child for nonmembers. Preregistration required at least two days prior to the class.

 

Afternoon Bird Walks

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May 7, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Bird Banding Demonstration

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May 9, 2015

7:30 – 8:45am

Come celebrate the return of our migratory birds during International Migratory Bird Day 2014, on Saturday May 9 from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m.  Master bander Judy Richardson and her team will demonstrate all aspects of the bird banding process throughout the morning.  Join us for bagels and get a birds eye bird banding view!

 Birds are captured using a fine net (known as a mist net), gently removed and fitted with a permanent aluminum or other light-weight band around the leg.  They are then measured, weighed, aged and sexed before they are released back into the wild unharmed.  Each band is individually numbered which enables the specific bird to be identified should it later be recaptured or recovered. The information is recorded and the data is sent to the original bander and the Bird Banding Laboratory. 

 

Bird banding is an integral aid to the study of birds, their migration, behavior, social structure, life-span, survival rate, reproductive success and population growth. From the data collected scientists can also determine where specific birds migrate to breed, where they spend the winter, whether species populations are rising or falling, and other details of their lives.

 Connecticut Audubon Society’s has operated a Bird Banding Station at the Birdcraft Sanctuary since the seventies. Volunteers, licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have captured and documented more than 18,000 birds there.

 

The fee is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers.  Call for reservations at 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

 

 

Painting Outdoors—Adult Class

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May 9, 2015

 

Saturday, May 9,16, 23   10–11:30 a.m.

Appreciate the outdoors even more by learning how to paint it! Landscape painter/naturalists Richard Worth will show you how to look at nature and to paint it on canvas. You’ll improve your ability to see the natural world more clearly, draw what you see, and then paint it with oils! $20/person per class. Materials included. Preregister by May 7. Call 203-259-6305

 

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Mother's Day Bird Walk

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May 10, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, 06259
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Nature Nursery

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May 11, 2015

Mondays: March 23 – May 18, (No class April 13) Classes meet: 10 – 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-3 years accompanied by an actively participating adult

Individual class fee: CAS Members $12/class; Nonmembers $16/class
8-Program Series fee: CAS Members $88; Nonmembers $120

Come join us as spring approaches. Spring colors, sounds and movements surround us as we venture out into the Larsen Sanctuary. We’ll listen for frogs calling, view turtles sunning themselves and watch birds who have journeyed back from their long winter travels. Preregistration required. For more information and to register, call 203-259-6305, ext. 109.

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Master Naturalist Training

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May 12, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Learn more about the natural sciences and volunteer with the Center at Pomfret. Registration limited to 15. Visit Center at Pomfret web page to download more information and application.

Tuesday Morning Bird Walks

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May 12, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Master Naturalist Training

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May 12, 2015

Tuesdays, March 24 through May 26
Have you always wanted to learn more about the natural sciences? Want to volunteer at the Center? With  44 hours of training, this may be the program for you.
The Master Naturalist program is a certificate program that increases individual skills as a novice naturalist and a way to help citizens become more involved in the Fairfield community and Connecticut Audubon society network.   Cost - $195 members; $250 non-members (includes membership).  Go to Center at Fairfield page to download the course outline and application.

 

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Toddlers, Trails, and Tails

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May 13, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, 06259

Children's Program-Bees & Butterflies

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May 13, 2015

Center at Glastonbury
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Buzz Buzz! Bees and butterflies are the most helpful of bugs that help to pollinate our gardens to give us beautiful flowers and tasty fruits and veggies. Let's go outside to look for our pollinator friends. 

Wednesday Noon Walks

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May 13, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Milan Bull

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May 14, 2015

May 7—June 11 From 6:30—7:30 a.m.

Join Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science & Conservation for an early morning bird walk. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails. All levels of birders are welcome. Free.

 

Afterschool Nature Club

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May 14, 2015

Thursdays, April 9, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28

From 3:45 –5:15p.m.

For children grades K to 2nd

Join us as we explore the sanctuary searching for whatever comes our way. We’ll have fun hiking and playing games; you never know where the afternoon will bring us. A light snack is provided. Outdoor attire required. $10/child per session for CAS members and $14/child for nonmembers. Preregistration required at least two days prior to the class.

 

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Game Night Out

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May 15, 2015

From 6:30 – 9 p.m.

For children ages 5 and up

An evening of fun and games for children while parents take the night off. Animal trivia, bingo and crafts are some of the activities planned. We will provide snack and drinks. $20 per session per child; preregistration required by May 11.

 

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Airline Trail Bird Walk

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May 16, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Painting Outdoors—Adult Class

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May 16, 2015

 

Saturday, May 9,16, 23   10–11:30 a.m.

Appreciate the outdoors even more by learning how to paint it! Landscape painter/naturalists Richard Worth will show you how to look at nature and to paint it on canvas. You’ll improve your ability to see the natural world more clearly, draw what you see, and then paint it with oils! $20/person per class. Materials included. Preregister by May 7. Call 203-259-6305

 

Saturday Spring Walks

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May 16, 2015

 

From 12:15—1 p.m.

Hike the trails with us as we look and listen for signs of spring! Skunk cabbage, migrating birds, peepers calling. We’ll roll logs looking for insects and salamanders, too! Free for members and $3 for nonmembers. Preregistration by April 9/ May 14.

 

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Woodstock Birdwalk

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May 17, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Nature Nursery

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May 18, 2015

Mondays: March 23 – May 18, (No class April 13) Classes meet: 10 – 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-3 years accompanied by an actively participating adult

Individual class fee: CAS Members $12/class; Nonmembers $16/class
8-Program Series fee: CAS Members $88; Nonmembers $120

Come join us as spring approaches. Spring colors, sounds and movements surround us as we venture out into the Larsen Sanctuary. We’ll listen for frogs calling, view turtles sunning themselves and watch birds who have journeyed back from their long winter travels. Preregistration required. For more information and to register, call 203-259-6305, ext. 109.

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Master Naturalist Training

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May 19, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Learn more about the natural sciences and volunteer with the Center at Pomfret. Registration limited to 15. Visit Center at Pomfret web page to download more information and application.

Tuesday Morning Bird Walks

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May 19, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Master Naturalist Training

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May 19, 2015

Tuesdays, March 24 through May 26
Have you always wanted to learn more about the natural sciences? Want to volunteer at the Center? With  44 hours of training, this may be the program for you.
The Master Naturalist program is a certificate program that increases individual skills as a novice naturalist and a way to help citizens become more involved in the Fairfield community and Connecticut Audubon society network.   Cost - $195 members; $250 non-members (includes membership).  Go to Center at Fairfield page to download the course outline and application.

 

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90 Bird Day

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May 20, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Toddlers, Trails, and Tails

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May 20, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, 06259

Children's Program-Garden Veggies

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May 20, 2015

Center at Glastonbury
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Do you love veggies? Carrots, lettuce, peas, and tomatoes? Let’s learn how to make a vegetable garden so we can enjoy veggies all summer long. We’ll learn about compost and soil and then plant lettuce to take home!

Wednesday Noon Walks

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May 20, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Milan Bull

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May 21, 2015

May 7—June 11 From 6:30—7:30 a.m.

Join Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science & Conservation for an early morning bird walk. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails. All levels of birders are welcome. Free.

 

Afterschool Nature Club

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May 21, 2015

Thursdays, April 9, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28

From 3:45 –5:15p.m.

For children grades K to 2nd

Join us as we explore the sanctuary searching for whatever comes our way. We’ll have fun hiking and playing games; you never know where the afternoon will bring us. A light snack is provided. Outdoor attire required. $10/child per session for CAS members and $14/child for nonmembers. Preregistration required at least two days prior to the class.

 

Afternoon Bird Walks

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May 21, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Bird Banding Demo

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May 23, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Painting Outdoors—Adult Class

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May 23, 2015

 

Saturday, May 9,16, 23   10–11:30 a.m.

Appreciate the outdoors even more by learning how to paint it! Landscape painter/naturalists Richard Worth will show you how to look at nature and to paint it on canvas. You’ll improve your ability to see the natural world more clearly, draw what you see, and then paint it with oils! $20/person per class. Materials included. Preregister by May 7. Call 203-259-6305

 

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Master Naturalist Training

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May 26, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Learn more about the natural sciences and volunteer with the Center at Pomfret. Registration limited to 15. Visit Center at Pomfret web page to download more information and application.

Tuesday Morning Bird Walks

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May 26, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Master Naturalist Training

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May 26, 2015

Tuesdays, March 24 through May 26
Have you always wanted to learn more about the natural sciences? Want to volunteer at the Center? With  44 hours of training, this may be the program for you.
The Master Naturalist program is a certificate program that increases individual skills as a novice naturalist and a way to help citizens become more involved in the Fairfield community and Connecticut Audubon society network.   Cost - $195 members; $250 non-members (includes membership).  Go to Center at Fairfield page to download the course outline and application.

 

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Toddlers, Trails, and Tails

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May 27, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, 06259

Batty about Bats! Children's Program

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May 27, 2015

Center at Glastonbury
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Join the 1 1/2 to 4 year old group as they learn about bats, make a bat craft, and talk a short nature walk. 

Wednesday Noon Walks

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May 27, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Milan Bull

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May 28, 2015

May 7—June 11 From 6:30—7:30 a.m.

Join Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science & Conservation for an early morning bird walk. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails. All levels of birders are welcome. Free.

 

Afterschool Nature Club

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May 28, 2015

Thursdays, April 9, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28

From 3:45 –5:15p.m.

For children grades K to 2nd

Join us as we explore the sanctuary searching for whatever comes our way. We’ll have fun hiking and playing games; you never know where the afternoon will bring us. A light snack is provided. Outdoor attire required. $10/child per session for CAS members and $14/child for nonmembers. Preregistration required at least two days prior to the class.

 

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Boston Hollow Bird Watch

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May 30, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Tuesday Morning Bird Walks

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June 2, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Toddlers, Trails, and Tails

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June 3, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, 06259

What's in a Pond? Children's Program

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June 3, 2015

Center at Glastonbury
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Ages 1 1/2 to 4: Spend time learning what is living in the pond at Earle Park, make a craft and hear a story. You might even meet some of our turtles!  

Wednesday Noon Walks

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June 3, 2015

Center at Pomfret
189 Pomfret St. (Rte.169)
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Milan Bull

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June 4, 2015

May 7—June 11 From 6:30—7:30 a.m.

Join Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science & Conservation for an early morning bird walk. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails. All levels of birders are welcome. Free.

 

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National Trail Day-Nature Walk at Great Pond

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June 6, 2015

Center at Glastonbury
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Enjoy a Glastonbury Center nature walk in one of the most interesting nature preserves in Connecticut. This location is close to the Connecticut River, has kettle ponds, and purportedly the oldest Red Cedar in Connecticut.  Led by a Connecticut Audubon Society Master Naturalist, this is sure to be an enjoyable experience. 

National Trail Day Hike

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June 6, 2015

Choose from one of three guided 1-hour hikes at 10a.m., 11:30a.m., or 1:00p.m.  The leisurely 1.5-mile journey will pass through our Larsen Sanctuary.  We will discover a temperate deciduous forest, garden marsh, meadow, and swamp, while observing several bird habitats and ecological points of interest and discussing efforts to protect them.  The varied terrain will be of easy to moderate difficulty.  Wear sturdy footwear.  This event is participating in the Great Park Pursuit.  Call to reserve your spot in the walk of your choice. 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

                       
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