Wednesday Noon Walks
Now through July 30
Join Connecticut Audubon Society staff for fresh air, exercise, good company and naturalist lessons along the way. Seniors and parents with babes in backpacks welcome. Fee: Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Evening Bird Walks
Wed., August 6, 6 p.m.
Sanctuary Manager, Andy Rzeznikiewicz will be in search of a variety of birds. At this time of year there is a good chance we will find newly fledged young birds. Cost: $5 members; $10 nonmembers
Evening Bird Walk
Thurs., August 28, 6 p.m.
Finding some migrating sandpipers or warblers will be our focus. Cost: $5 members;$10 nonmembers
Sat., August 30, 5 p.m.
Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as we wait and watch for migrating common nighthawks. Other bird species should be observed as well. Bring your binoculars. Cost: $5 members; $10 nonmembers
Weekly Summer Photography Workshops
Wednesdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20, & 27, 4 – 6 p.m.
Nationally recognized nature photographer, Sandee Harraden will lead these walks. Each week will begin with a discussion of a new photography technique. Then out into the field to focus on photography. (If it rains the photography will take place inside the Center.) We will end each meeting critiquing participant’s images. All levels are welcome. Bring a point and shoot or a SLR camera, clothes which can get wet and dirty, and your creativity. Please call to pre-register. 10 people maximum. Cost each week: $5 members; $10 non-members
Bugs with Ben
Thurs., August 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what that insect was that flew out from under your foot? Did you ever slow down to ask yourself what was that weird shrill you heard in the summer night air? Ben Williams, regional board member, nationally recognized lepidopterist and life-long bug guy will take you on an evening bug walk and oh, the critters you will discover! Wear comfortable shoes for walking as well as light weight pants and long sleeved shirt to keep the mosquitos at bay. Cost: Members Free; $5 nonmembers
Invasive Plant Identification Walk
Sat., August 9, 9 a.m.
Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as he points out the numerous invasive trees, shrubs, vines, and other plants found in the area. He will give pointers on how to control and identify them. Cost: $5 members; $10 nonmembers
SCHEDULE FALL SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS AND IN-CLASS PROGRAMS
Check out our field trips for elementary and middle school classes. Aligned with the Connecticut science standards, our programs pack in four hours of hands-on activities on our 700 acre sanctuary. Fall titles include: Birding 101, The Dirt on Soils, Adaptations, Seaside Ecology, Nature Journaling & Photography at Trail Wood, Bio Blitz and more. For other titles, pricing and scheduling contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Monitoring Program
Become a Citizen Science Volunteer! For more info, call Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator, 860-928-4948 or email email@example.com
Wildlife Tracking and Monitoring
Our 13th year of documenting animal track and sign, the presence of large mammals such as fisher, river otter, black bear, and bobcat. Trained Citizen Science volunteers monitor study sites in Willington, Canterbury, and Woodstock quarterly. Begin or continue training to become a Citizen Science wildlife monitor by attending training hikes that suit your schedule throughout the seasons.
Monthly Art Exhibits and Programs
George spends as much time outside as he can, engaged with the natural world. As a fly fisherman he occupies a space that includes both predator and prey, and in a genuinely spiritual sense he becomes the creatures he is interacting with, expanding his awareness and compassion. As an artist, he inhabits his work in the same way, becoming the objects and connections as they are created. Making visual art continually fine-tunes his own awareness and vitality. The interaction of elements in his works of art is designed to enable the viewer to question exactly what is seen, and thereby kick-start the questioning of his or her own perception. This exhibit includes “Conversations With Teale”, a series of 6 drawings of Trail Wood. He will share some of his own live music for Teale fans and birders.
Colors of Nature
Northeast Connecticut Art Guild
August 16 – September 28
Opening Reception: August 17, 2-4 p.m.
This art exhibit and sale by the Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild features a variety of artists and media. Pieces are inspired by the colors in nature. Come enjoy the art in this beautiful sanctuary setting. A portion of proceeds benefit the Center.
For additional programming in our area consider Trail Wood, our Edwin Way Teale Sanctuary in Hampton.
Master Naturalist Training
Tuesdays, late March through May, 2015
Have you always wanted to learn more about the natural sciences? Want to volunteer at the Center? With 40 hours (ten, four hour sessions) of training, this may be the program for you. Registration limited to 15. The 2014 application deadline has passed; consider applying for the the March 2015 session.
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