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April 2014
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Spring Peeper Walk

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6:00 pm8:00 pm

6:30-8pm

What’s teeny tiny, seldom seen, but often heard? Give up? It’s the Spring Peeper Frog!! Come join us as we listen for spring peepers in our marsh and look for more secretive animals like spotted salamanders and frogs, as well as the shy and increasingly rare woodcock.

Boots, flashlights and warm attire are strongly suggested. Fee: Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. The fee is $6 for Members and $8 for Nonmembers. To register please call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Spring Peeper Walk

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Outdoor Clean-up day at CT Audubon Center at Glastonbury

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9:00 am4:00 pm
Center at Glastonbury
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Wear your old clothes, bring a rake, clippers, tarp or other tools and prepare to work hard to get our lawn and gardens looking great for the Earth Fair Celebration. Beverages provided, please bring your lunch and re-usable beverage container.

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Egg Hunt

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10:00 am2:30 pm

10 -11:30 a.m. and 1 – 2:30 p.m.
“Eggs-plore” what’s hatching at the Center at Fairfield’s 18th annual “egg-stravaganza”! Fun-filled family activities include an egg hunt (ideal for children 8 and under), spring-themed craft making, and a visit from a very special rabbit. Our morning egg hunt includes a continental breakfast while our afternoon egg hunt includes juice, cookies and healthy snacks. Bring cameras and a basket! Program held rain or shine. For registration call 203-259-6305 Ext.109. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program fee: $10/child, $5/adult for CAS members; $15/child, $5/adult for non-members. Free for children under 2 years old. All proceeds support Connecticut Audubon Society environmental education programs.

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Spring Break Nature Palooza

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9:30 am12:30 pm

For children ages 4 - 8
April 14 – 17 from 9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Bunch from 12:30—1:30 pm.

Join us while we welcome back the animals and plants that have been hiding all winter. During Spring Break Nature Palooza, campers will spend their time exploring the world of nature. They’ll investigate the Larsen Sanctuary to look for evidence of spring’s arrival and learn about what the flora and fauna are up to at this time of year. Campers will discover the world around them and how to be stewards of the environment. This exciting and unique program includes live animals, craft-making and outdoor explorations.

Four-day series: $120 CAS members; $168 Non-members. Single-day fee: $36 CAS members; $48 Non-members. Lunch bunch is $10 per day. To register or for more information call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

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Spring Break Nature Palooza

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9:30 am12:30 pm

For children ages 4 - 8
April 14 – 17 from 9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Bunch from 12:30—1:30 pm.

Join us while we welcome back the animals and plants that have been hiding all winter. During Spring Break Nature Palooza, campers will spend their time exploring the world of nature. They’ll investigate the Larsen Sanctuary to look for evidence of spring’s arrival and learn about what the flora and fauna are up to at this time of year. Campers will discover the world around them and how to be stewards of the environment. This exciting and unique program includes live animals, craft-making and outdoor explorations.

Four-day series: $120 CAS members; $168 Non-members. Single-day fee: $36 CAS members; $48 Non-members. Lunch bunch is $10 per day. To register or for more information call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Spring Break Nature Palooza

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Spring Break Nature Palooza

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9:30 am12:30 pm

For children ages 4 - 8
April 14 – 17 from 9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Bunch from 12:30—1:30 pm.

Join us while we welcome back the animals and plants that have been hiding all winter. During Spring Break Nature Palooza, campers will spend their time exploring the world of nature. They’ll investigate the Larsen Sanctuary to look for evidence of spring’s arrival and learn about what the flora and fauna are up to at this time of year. Campers will discover the world around them and how to be stewards of the environment. This exciting and unique program includes live animals, craft-making and outdoor explorations.

Four-day series: $120 CAS members; $168 Non-members. Single-day fee: $36 CAS members; $48 Non-members. Lunch bunch is $10 per day. To register or for more information call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Spring Break Nature Palooza

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Spring Break Nature Palooza

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9:30 am12:30 pm

For children ages 4 - 8
April 14 – 17 from 9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Bunch from 12:30—1:30 pm.

Join us while we welcome back the animals and plants that have been hiding all winter. During Spring Break Nature Palooza, campers will spend their time exploring the world of nature. They’ll investigate the Larsen Sanctuary to look for evidence of spring’s arrival and learn about what the flora and fauna are up to at this time of year. Campers will discover the world around them and how to be stewards of the environment. This exciting and unique program includes live animals, craft-making and outdoor explorations.

Four-day series: $120 CAS members; $168 Non-members. Single-day fee: $36 CAS members; $48 Non-members. Lunch bunch is $10 per day. To register or for more information call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Spring Break Nature Palooza

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Roots to Branches

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9:00 am12:30 pm

Saturday, April 19
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us for a community forum concerning Fairfield’s trees as Connecticut State Foresters Chris Donnelly and Rob Rocks address how our past shaped the forests of today. Learn why it is so important to manage this resource for tomorrow. Workshop opportunities are available following the presentation including:
• Tree planting – the right tree in the right place
• Pruning
• Tree ID/Habitat walks
• Invasive tree and shrub identification

Donations of $10 are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Connecticut Audubon Society and the Fairfield Forestry Committee. For more information contact mistybeyer@optonline.net or visit fairfieldct.org/forestry.

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Thursday Morning Bird Walks

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6:30 am7:30 am

Thursday Mornings – April 24 – May 29
6:30-7:30AM

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Larsen Sanctuary contains a mix of habitats that attract diverse wildlife – particularly birds. Over 180 species of birds visit the sanctuary throughout the year, including many that stop during their long migrations. Join Milan Bull, Connecticut Audubon Society senior director of science and conservation, for an early Thursday morning guided bird walk that explores the Larsen Sanctuary’s varied habitats including wetlands, woodlands, ponds, and native grass meadows that are home to Broad-winged Hawks, Indigo Buntings, Scarlet Tanagers, and many more. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails and near the water features as well as feeder species found at the Center’s feeders.

Milan Bull is a long-time expedition leader to destinations throughout the Americas, and to Australia, Antarctica, and Africa. He currently is a member of the Citizens Advisory Council to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and was founding director and past president of the Connecticut Ornithological Association. He has published numerous articles and speaks statewide on topics relating to ornithology and the environment.

The weekly Thursday morning walk normally takes about an hour. All levels of birders are welcome. Prepare ahead by downloading a Checklist of Birds for the Larsen Sanctuary which can be found at www.ctaudubon.org. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Don’t forget binoculars. Walks will be cancelled if there is rain. All walks meet in the parking lot. Stop in the Nature Store after the walk for a cup of coffee.

Thursday Morning Bird Walks

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Earth Fair

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10:00 am3:00 pm

Earth Fair

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Thursday Morning Bird Walks

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6:30 am7:30 am

Thursday Mornings – April 24 – May 29
6:30-7:30AM

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Larsen Sanctuary contains a mix of habitats that attract diverse wildlife – particularly birds. Over 180 species of birds visit the sanctuary throughout the year, including many that stop during their long migrations. Join Milan Bull, Connecticut Audubon Society senior director of science and conservation, for an early Thursday morning guided bird walk that explores the Larsen Sanctuary’s varied habitats including wetlands, woodlands, ponds, and native grass meadows that are home to Broad-winged Hawks, Indigo Buntings, Scarlet Tanagers, and many more. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails and near the water features as well as feeder species found at the Center’s feeders.

Milan Bull is a long-time expedition leader to destinations throughout the Americas, and to Australia, Antarctica, and Africa. He currently is a member of the Citizens Advisory Council to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and was founding director and past president of the Connecticut Ornithological Association. He has published numerous articles and speaks statewide on topics relating to ornithology and the environment.

The weekly Thursday morning walk normally takes about an hour. All levels of birders are welcome. Prepare ahead by downloading a Checklist of Birds for the Larsen Sanctuary which can be found at www.ctaudubon.org. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Don’t forget binoculars. Walks will be cancelled if there is rain. All walks meet in the parking lot. Stop in the Nature Store after the walk for a cup of coffee.

Thursday Morning Bird Walks

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