Programs & Events at Birdcraft
Because of concerns about COVID-19, the Center building is closed and all indoor and outdoor programs are cancelled through the end of April. Connecticut Audubon sanctuaries are open for hiking. Please keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other hikers and birders. We will be continually re-evaluating the situation and make decisions accordingly.
Healing Through Nature: Gentle Yoga and Meditation
Wednesdays, March 25 – May 13
MARCH 25 – APRIL 29 CANCELLED
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Join us for this Healing Through Nature class, which incorporates the benefits of both yoga and meditation. Participants will be guided through a gentle yoga flow and transition into meditation. The class is intended to encourage a feeling of deep connection with the self and the natural world around us. Expect to explore breathing techniques, relaxation tools, accessible yoga postures and meditations that lead us to find our own personal connection between nature, and our body mind and spirit.
The class will meet in our recently renovated Birdcraft Museum (314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield) and be guided by Maggie Taylor, a certified yoga instructor, Reiki Master, meditation instructor and wellness coach. Learn more about Maggie here.
Simple Ways to Welcome Nature to Your Yard
Tuesday, April 7
11 a.m. – noon
Come learn how native trees, shrubs and other plants can help bring your yard or other property to life with colorful native birds, butterflies and other wildlife. This informative talk will be presented by Patrick Comins, executive director of The Connecticut Audubon Society.
Many of our butterflies, moths and other insects have adapted to specific native plants for larval food and nectar sources. Including native shrubs, trees and other plants to the landscape can attract the beneficial insects and serve to provide seeds and fruit that our birds have become accustomed to seeking out throughout their annual life cycles. Native plants in your yard can make even the most suburban of neighborhoods a much more friendly place for nesting and migrating birds alike.