Calendar of Events

Events in March 2024

  • Trail Wood Reflections

    Trail Wood Reflections

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    March 1, 2024

    This exhibition is of written and visual works inspired by summer 2023 residencies at Trail Wood in Hampton. Featured artists and writers are Ginny Lowe Connors, Alison Granucci, Jennifer Iwasyk, Ashely Maker, and Diane Nizlek. Their works will be on display through March 2. Free admission.

    For more information about the Edwin Way Teale Artists-in-Residence Program, click here. Applications for summer 2024 may be submitted through February.

    First Friday Hike at Deer Pond Farm

    First Friday Hike at Deer Pond Farm


    March 1, 2024

    March a few beautiful miles with us on our First Friday Hike! Our volunteers will be leading the way on a two-to-three-mile hike, which is a great way to get to know the 15-mile trail network at Deer Pond Farm. Please come dressed for the weather.
    Register here for the March 1 hike.

    57 Wakeman Hill Road
    Sherman, CT 06784
    USA
    (860) 799-4074
    Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

    Friday Afternoon Guided Walk


    March 1, 2024

    Enjoy an invigorating hike on the trails of the Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary in Hampton. Limited to 12 participants. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or emailing trailwood@ctaudubon.org. Fee:  Free CAS members; $3 non-members. 

  • Trail Wood Reflections

    Trail Wood Reflections

    N/A
    March 2, 2024

    This exhibition is of written and visual works inspired by summer 2023 residencies at Trail Wood in Hampton. Featured artists and writers are Ginny Lowe Connors, Alison Granucci, Jennifer Iwasyk, Ashely Maker, and Diane Nizlek. Their works will be on display through March 2. Free admission.

    For more information about the Edwin Way Teale Artists-in-Residence Program, click here. Applications for summer 2024 may be submitted through February.

    Waterfowl Walk

    Waterfowl Walk


    March 2, 2024

    Winter in Connecticut means numerous waterfowl species head to the coast in search of open water. We'll search for late winter waterfowl in the sheltered waters of South Cove, before they head back to their breeding grounds further north.

    The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
    Old Lyme, CT 06371

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  • The Inflation Reduction Act and Savings on Energy Costs

    The Inflation Reduction Act and Savings on Energy Costs


    March 4, 2024

    Steve Lewis, an avid proponent of green energy and a member of the Town of South Windsor Energy Committee, will review IRA incentives to make household energy saving improvements. Discussion follows. No registration required. Free. Join us at the Center or attend via Zoom. To watch on Zoom, click here. (Meeting ID:  817 8605 4034  Passcode:  078102)

  • Trail Wood Troubadours

    Trail Wood Troubadours


    March 6, 2024

    Join our casual group on the first Wednesday of every month to play music written from 1959 to 1993, the years Edwin and Nellie Teale lived at Trail Wood. Songs can be viewed in advance on a PDF. Chords and words will be projected on screen so everyone can follow along! Limited to 10 participants.  Registration required by calling Paul Tedeschi at 860-798-2134 or emailing trailwood@ctaudubon.org. Free, donations appreciated!

  • Revealing the Natural World in Winter

    Revealing the Natural World in Winter


    March 7, 2024

    Sherwood Island
    Sherwood Island State Park
    Westport, CT 06880

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  • Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

    Friday Afternoon Guided Walk


    March 8, 2024

    Enjoy an invigorating hike on the trails of the Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary in Hampton. Limited to 12 participants. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or emailing trailwood@ctaudubon.org. Fee:  Free CAS members; $3 non-members. 

  • Winter Walk at Banningwood Preserve

    Winter Walk at Banningwood Preserve


    March 9, 2024

    When it’s cold and snowing outside it can seem as if nature is standing still and waiting for warmer weather. But take a walk outside and you’ll see that life abounds and plants and animals have amazing adaptations to surviving winter here in Connecticut. We’ll search for the state’s winter inhabitants and learn about what plants and animals do when the temperature drops and the ground is covered in snow.

    The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
    Old Lyme, CT 06371

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    Second Saturday Hike at Deer Pond Farm

    Second Saturday Hike at Deer Pond Farm


    March 9, 2024

    March 9, 10 a.m. to Noon
    No Fee
    Look for early signs of spring with us on a fast-paced, four-to-five mile hike at Deer Pond Farm! The Second Saturday Hike is led by Peggy, one of our wonderful volunteers, who is an avid hiker. Please dress for the weather.
    Register here for the March 9 hike.

    57 Wakeman Hill Road
    Sherman, CT 06784
    USA
    (860) 799-4074
    Wildlife in Connecticut's Changing Landscape

    Wildlife in Connecticut's Changing Landscape


    March 9, 2024

    Paul Colburn, a CT DEEP master wildlife conservationist, presents a natural history of Connecticut from the early 1600’s, when European colonists arrived, to the present. He describes the interactions between native species and Europeans, particularly from habitat and harvest perspectives. In this context, Paul covers Eastern mountain lions, Eastern gray wolves, Eastern coyotes, elk, turkeys, fishers, white-tailed deer, black bears, New England cottontails, and more. Paul concludes by addressing the state of Connecticut’s wildlife today, current habitat and population management issues, and the challenges we face living responsibly with wildlife. No registration required. Fee:  $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.

  • Second Sunday Walk

    Second Sunday Walk


    March 10, 2024

    Join Trail Wood caretakers Laura and Paul Tedeschi for an afternoon walk on the trails. Each walk begins with an Edwin Way Teale reading. Canceled in the event of heavy precipitation or high winds.  Register by calling 860-928-4948 or emailing trailwood@ctaudubon.org. Fee:  Free CAS members; $5 non-members. 

  • Conference: "Neonics — The New DDT"

    Conference: "Neonics — The New DDT"


    March 11, 2024

    The Connecticut Coalition for Pesticide Reform is organizing this conference for advocates, residents, and government officials interested in reducing the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the state.

    The afternoon will feature nationally- and internationally-known speakers and panelists, and discussions about how to work together with government officials to strictly limit the use of neonics.

    Date and time: March 11, 2024. Noon to 5 p.m.
    Place: McCook Auditorium
    Trinity College, Hartford

    Also via Zoom.

    Cost: $15 per person through February 29. $20 per person thereafter.

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  • Woodcock Watch

    Woodcock Watch


    March 14, 2024

    Andy will bring you to see displaying American Woodcock, doing their just-before-dark courtship flights. IMPORTANT: please wear drab colored clothing. Bright colors distract the birds. Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Short-eared Owl, and other non-target birds may also be seen. Limited to 7 participants per date. Register by emailing Andy Rzeznikiewicz, arzeznikiewicz@ctaudubon.org, or calling 860-928-4948. Fee:  $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

  • Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

    Friday Afternoon Guided Walk


    March 15, 2024

    Enjoy an invigorating hike on the trails of the Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary in Hampton. Limited to 12 participants. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or emailing trailwood@ctaudubon.org. Fee:  Free CAS members; $3 non-members. 

    Frog and Toad Calls

    Frog and Toad Calls


    March 15, 2024

    Learn to identify frogs and toads by their calls, which you can hear from February through October. Follow up with a walk around the pond. We should hear Spring Peepers and Wood Frogs. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or emailing trailwood@ctaudubon.org. Fee:  $5 CAS members;  $10 non-members. 

  • Vernal Pools of the Arboretum

    Vernal Pools of the Arboretum


    March 16, 2024

    Each spring, as snow melts and temperatures rise, vernal pools come to life! Many amphibian species rely on vernal pools pools for breeding and unique plants and insects can be found in these seasonal wetlands as well. Join us to search the vernal pools that dot the Connecticut College Arboretum, and look in the other wetland habitats on the property for amphibians, birds, insects, and more!

    The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
    Old Lyme, CT 06371

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    Nature Sketchbook Journaling

    Nature Sketchbook Journaling


    March 16, 2024

    Roxanne Steed will teach the practice of the "10 minute-sketch-walk." You will learn various aspects of keeping a nature journal, including how to finish its pages with paint and detail. Items to bring: a watercolor sketchbook, permanent markers, a portable watercolor kit, a small cup to hold water, and paper towels. Call 860-928-4948 to register. Fee:  $15 CAS members; $25 non-members.

  • Documentary Screening -- Kiss the Ground

    Documentary Screening -- Kiss the Ground


    March 18, 2024

    This film focuses on the science of soil regeneration as the path towards climate stabilization, ecosystems restoration, and abundant food supplies. Woody Harrelson narrates. A discussion led by Adam and Courtney Squire, owners of Unbound Glory Farm in Pomfret, follows the screening. No registration required. Free popcorn. Free admission.

  • Corvids Webinar

    Corvids Webinar


    March 20, 2024

    The term "Birdbrain" is a misnomer, with many bird species showing quite the degree of intelligence. One group in particular that is well known for its intelligence are the Corvids, our crows, jays, and ravens. In this webinar, Conservation & Education Coordinator Joe Attwater will go over the behaviors of these incredible birds, and which ones call Connecticut home.

    The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
    Old Lyme, CT 06371

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  • Woodcock Watch

    Woodcock Watch


    March 21, 2024

    Andy will bring you to see displaying American Woodcock, doing their just-before-dark courtship flights. IMPORTANT: please wear drab colored clothing. Bright colors distract the birds. Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Short-eared Owl, and other non-target birds may also be seen. Limited to 7 participants per date. Register by emailing Andy Rzeznikiewicz, arzeznikiewicz@ctaudubon.org, or calling 860-928-4948. Fee:  $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

  • Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

    Friday Afternoon Guided Walk


    March 22, 2024

    Enjoy an invigorating hike on the trails of the Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary in Hampton. Limited to 12 participants. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or emailing trailwood@ctaudubon.org. Fee:  Free CAS members; $3 non-members. 

  • Spring Nature Walk

    Spring Nature Walk


    March 23, 2024

    As the snow melts and temperatures start to rise, nature goes through many changes. Animals come out of hibernation, plants start to bloom, and insects are more active. We look and listen for these first signs of spring and more through the beautiful forests and wetlands of the Beebe Preserve in Lyme.

    The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
    Old Lyme, CT 06371

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    Family Walk at Rocky Neck

    Family Walk at Rocky Neck


    March 23, 2024

    Spring is in the air! Join teacher-naturalist Morgan Allen on a fun family walk! We will look and listen for birds and other wildlife and enjoy the beauty of nature. Walk is suitable for ages 5 and up.

    The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
    Old Lyme, CT 06371

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    Woodcock Watch

    Woodcock Watch


    March 23, 2024

    Andy will bring you to see displaying American Woodcock, doing their just-before-dark courtship flights. IMPORTANT: please wear drab colored clothing. Bright colors distract the birds. Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Short-eared Owl, and other non-target birds may also be seen. Limited to 7 participants per date. Register by emailing Andy Rzeznikiewicz, arzeznikiewicz@ctaudubon.org, or calling 860-928-4948. Fee:  $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

  • Woodcock Watch

    Woodcock Watch


    March 27, 2024

    Andy will bring you to see displaying American Woodcock, doing their just-before-dark courtship flights. IMPORTANT: please wear drab colored clothing. Bright colors distract the birds. Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Short-eared Owl, and other non-target birds may also be seen. Limited to 7 participants per date. Register by emailing Andy Rzeznikiewicz, arzeznikiewicz@ctaudubon.org, or calling 860-928-4948. Fee:  $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

  • Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

    Friday Afternoon Guided Walk


    March 29, 2024

    Enjoy an invigorating hike on the trails of the Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary in Hampton. Limited to 12 participants. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or emailing trailwood@ctaudubon.org. Fee:  Free CAS members; $3 non-members. 

  • Amphibian Walk

    Amphibian Walk


    March 30, 2024

    Some of the first sure signs of spring are the peeps of tiny Spring Peepers or the duck-like call of the Wood Frog. Many amphibian species rely on seasonal wetlands for breeding, and unique plants and insects can be found in there as well. Join us to search the wetlands that dot the Brockway Hawthorne Preserve and look for the numerous amphibian species that call it home.

    The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
    Old Lyme, CT 06371

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    Bears in Connecticut at Deer Pond Farm

    Bears in Connecticut at Deer Pond Farm


    March 30, 2024

    March 30, 2024, 10 a.m. to Noon at Deer Pond Farm
    Free, $5 donation suggested
    Join us in the classroom at Deer Pond Farm for a presentation on Black Bears in CT. Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple will share information on black bears, focusing on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. She also provides practical recommendations for optimum co-existence with our black bear population. Black bear artifacts are shared with the audience.

    57 Wakeman Hill Road
    Sherman, CT 06784
    USA
    (860) 799-4074

 

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