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November 2014
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Meet and Greet Birds of Prey at Southport Park

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October 26, 2014

Connecticut Audubon Society and Friends of Southport Park are teaming up for a Birds of Prey Meet and Greet! Families are invited to come meet Milton the Barn Owl, learn about birds of prey, enjoy cider and donuts at Southport Park on Sunday, October 26th at 1PM. Bring your friends – it’s going to be a hoot!

 

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Nature Nursery - Fall Harvest

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October 28, 2014

Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, 06824

Children ages 3-5 years accompanied by an actively participating adult.

Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm

September 23rd-November 18th (No class Nov 11)

What do all the animals do in the fall?  How do they prepare for winter?  Where do the leaves go?  Each week we will discover the answers to these very questions.  Come join us as we discover fun facts, create cool crafts and meet exciting animals.  Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear.  Advance registration required.

Single program fee: $12/session for Connecticut Audubon Society Members; $16/session for non-members.  8-program series fee: $88 for Connecticut Audubon Society Members and $120 for Non-members.

 

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements

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November 1, 2014

Joe Madar will discuss and demonstrate how the affordable Adobe Photoshop Elements software offers many advanced methods of enhancing your photos using simple editing tools and techniques.   This popular software also offers functions to help you organize and find your photos.  Plan to bring a ‘problem photo’ (as a jpeg on a thumb drive or cd) that may be manipulated during this class.   Joe is a retired high school photography teacher. - See more at: http://www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-glastonbury/#sthash.5alMxhBC.CfZystuY.dpuf

Owl-O-Ween Party

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November 1, 2014

Center at Glastonbury
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

A fun party celebrating Halloween and all things creepy, crawly and fun!  Costume is not necessary. $5 per child, ages toddler to 14.

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Wild Utah: Protecting America's Redrock Wilderness

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November 3, 2014

SUWA Event
Coastal Center at Milford Point
1 Milford Point Road
Milford, CT 06460

The landscape of southern Utah is home to precious wildlife, stunning vistas, and the awe-inspiring remains of prehistoric cultures. Unfortunately, many of these treasures remain unprotected from oil and gas leasing, tar sands, and damage from off-road vehicles.

Join the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and the Coastal Center at Milford Point for an evening presentation and conversation to learn more about this national treasure and how you can help protect it!

Date: Monday, November 3, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Center at Milford Point, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford, CT

 

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Animal Election

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November 4, 2014

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

While residents go to the polls, the animals at the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield are flapping wings and pressing paws hoping to win the Center’s annual animal election.  This year’s slate includes previous year’s winner, Simon the Hedgehog.  Opportunities to meet Simon and the rest of the candidates will be available throughout the day.  The polls open at 11 am and will close at 2 pm. 

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free but donations are greatly appreciated to support the Center’s Animal Care program. For more information, call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Nature Nursery - Fall Harvest

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November 4, 2014

Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, 06824

Children ages 3-5 years accompanied by an actively participating adult.

Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm

September 23rd-November 18th (No class Nov 11)

What do all the animals do in the fall?  How do they prepare for winter?  Where do the leaves go?  Each week we will discover the answers to these very questions.  Come join us as we discover fun facts, create cool crafts and meet exciting animals.  Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear.  Advance registration required.

Single program fee: $12/session for Connecticut Audubon Society Members; $16/session for non-members.  8-program series fee: $88 for Connecticut Audubon Society Members and $120 for Non-members.

 

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Badge Bonanza for Boy and Girl Scouts

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November 8, 2014

9 a.m. to noon 

Attention all scouts, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to earn a badge or two! Join Connecticut Audubon Society teacher-naturalists as they lead scouts on a hike through the beautiful Larsen Sanctuary all while satisfying badge requirements, journeys, and achievements!

The badges Connecticut Audubon Society will address each day are:

For Boys:

Cub Scouts:  Tiger (Let’s Go Outdoors), Bear (Sharing Your World with Wildlife), and Webelos (Naturalists)

Boy Scouts:  Bird Study

 

For Girls:

Brownie Bugs and Brownie Hiker.

Junior Animal Habitats

These programs tie into Girl Scouts taking their Journeys through, “It’s Your Planet, Love It!” and/or “It’s Your Story, Tell It!”

 Space is limited, pre-registration is required. The fee is $10 per badge per scout.  Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and insect repellent. For more information or to register, contact Jane Guenther, program coordinator at 203-259-6305 x 109 or jguenther@ctaudubon.org.

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Childrens Program - Going Nuts: Acorns and Squirrels

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November 12, 2014

Squirrels have been getting ready for winter for a while by burying their acorns  Why do they do that?  Where else do they store them and what do they eat in the winter months  Gray squirrel, shake your tail!

Creature Feature

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November 12, 2014

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Join us for a live animal program featuring some of the Center’s resident education animals. Learn fun animal facts and discover the wonderful world of several of our mammals, reptiles, amphibians and even a few creepy crawlies.  Make a simple animal craft, too.

All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $3 for Connecticut Audubon Society members and $5 for non-members.  For more information call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Childrens Program - Going Nuts: Acorns and Squirrels

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November 12, 2014

Squirrels have been getting ready for winter for a while by burying their acorns  Why do they do that?  Where else do they store them and what do they eat in the winter months  Gray squirrel, shake your tail!

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Creatures of the Darkness

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November 14, 2014N/A

7:00 – 8:30pm

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the woods after night falls? When the sun goes down, many animals are just starting their day and the nighttime is alive with activity. Become a night watcher with Connecticut Audubon Society naturalists and explore the sanctuary looking for the many wonderful animals that prefer the cover of darkness. A warm campfire and smore’s will be our reward for this evening adventure. Bats and opossums, anyone?A great experience for the entire family. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight. Advance registration required. Program fee: $6 Connecticut Audubon Society Members; $8 Non-members. For more information or to register call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

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Backyard Birding

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November 15, 2014

10-11 a.m.

Look! Up in that tree!  It’s a … umm … bird. Wish you could identify that bird in the tree? Have you ever heard an unusual bird call and wondered what species was singing? Or seen a bird on the wing and tried to identify it by its flight pattern? Did you know that the tiny yellow goldfinch is around all winter?

Join long-time birder and naturalist Richard Worth who will teach you how to identify Connecticut’s birds by sight and sound. Backyard birding begins at the feeder, so you’ll also learn who is at the feeder at this time of year, their feeding habits, and their characteristics. Worth will discuss ways to attract birds to your feeder, what birdseed to use, and where to place feeders.

The program is on Saturday, November 15 from 10-11 a.m. Program is for adults and children ages 12 and up. Meet in the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield’s Nature Store. Bring your binoculars, note pad and field guides. Weather permitting; there will be a walk in the sanctuary.  Identification books are also available in the Nature Store. This program is free but donations are appreciated. Register in advance by calling 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

 

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Nature Nursery - Fall Harvest

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November 18, 2014

Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, 06824

Children ages 3-5 years accompanied by an actively participating adult.

Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm

September 23rd-November 18th (No class Nov 11)

What do all the animals do in the fall?  How do they prepare for winter?  Where do the leaves go?  Each week we will discover the answers to these very questions.  Come join us as we discover fun facts, create cool crafts and meet exciting animals.  Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear.  Advance registration required.

Single program fee: $12/session for Connecticut Audubon Society Members; $16/session for non-members.  8-program series fee: $88 for Connecticut Audubon Society Members and $120 for Non-members.

 

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Childrens Program - Harvest Time!

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November 19, 2014

It's a time to be thankful for all the food that has been harvested by the local farmers and from our own gardens.  How did people 100 years ago save the harvest for the coming year?  Does your mom can or dry food?

Childrens Program - Harvest Time!

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November 19, 2014

It's a time to be thankful for all the food that has been harvested by the local farmers and from our own gardens.  How did people 100 years ago save the harvest for the coming year?  Does your mom can or dry food?

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Bears & Humans

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December 3, 2014

Center at Glastonbury
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Scott Reinhardt presents a slide show and discussion on bear and human interactions. Learn how to avoid negative interactions, allow the bear to live, and to keep everyone safe.  Interesting presentation based on Scott's many years of experience, first as a Furbearer Technician and then as a Biological Science Technician in Seqouioa and Kings Canyon National Parks. Call to reserve your seat, 860-633-8402. $8 CAS members; $10 non-members; $6 all children under 12.  

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Holiday Tea

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December 6, 2014

Join us the  Annual Holiday Tea in celebration of the 100th birthday of Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary.  Cindi Bigelow will talk about tea.  The event is from 3 - 5 pm.

CT Audubon Society
Center at Fairfield Birdcraft Museum Coastal Center at Milford Point Center at Glastonbury Center at Pomfret EcoTravel
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