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February 25, 2024(1 event)

Trail Wood Reflections

February 25, 2024 N/A -

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.

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February 26, 2024(1 event)

Trail Wood Reflections

February 26, 2024 N/A -

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.

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February 27, 2024(1 event)

Trail Wood Reflections

February 27, 2024 N/A -

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.

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February 28, 2024(2 events)

Trail Wood Reflections

February 28, 2024 N/A -

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.

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FrogWatch Training

February 28, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Become a certified FrogWatch USA volunteer during our 90 minute training program, where you'll learn how to identify frogs and toads by call, and how to collect and submit valuable population data to a national survey. Volunteers only need to attend one workshop and successfully pass the amphibian assessment.  Following the 90 minute virtual training there will be an optional virtual tour of Mystic Aquarium’s Frogs! exhibit.

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February 29, 2024(2 events)

Trail Wood Reflections

February 29, 2024 N/A -

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.

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Revealing the Natural World in Winter

February 29, 2024 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Center at Fairfield
Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
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March 1, 2024(3 events)

Trail Wood Reflections

March 1, 2024 N/A -

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.

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First Friday Hike at Deer Pond Farm

March 1, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Deer Pond Farm
57 Wakeman Hill Road
Sherman, CT 06784
USA
(860) 799-4074

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.

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Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

March 1, 2024 1:00 pm -

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. 

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March 2, 2024(2 events)

Trail Wood Reflections

March 2, 2024 N/A -

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.

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Waterfowl Walk

March 2, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Old Lyme, CT 06371

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.

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March 3, 2024
March 4, 2024(1 event)

The Inflation Reduction Act and Savings on Energy Costs

March 4, 2024 6:30 pm -

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)

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March 5, 2024
March 6, 2024(1 event)

Trail Wood Troubadours

March 6, 2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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!

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March 7, 2024(1 event)

Revealing the Natural World in Winter

March 7, 2024 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Sherwood Island
Sherwood Island
Sherwood Island State Park
Westport, CT 06880
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March 8, 2024(1 event)

Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

March 8, 2024 1:00 pm -

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. 

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March 9, 2024(3 events)

Winter Walk at Banningwood Preserve

March 9, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Old Lyme, CT 06371

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.

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Second Saturday Hike at Deer Pond Farm

March 9, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Deer Pond Farm
57 Wakeman Hill Road
Sherman, CT 06784
USA
(860) 799-4074

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.

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Wildlife in Connecticut's Changing Landscape

March 9, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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.

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March 10, 2024(1 event)

Second Sunday Walk

March 10, 2024 2:00 pm -

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. 

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March 11, 2024(1 event)

Conference: "Neonics — The New DDT"

March 11, 2024 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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March 12, 2024
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March 14, 2024(1 event)

Woodcock Watch

March 14, 2024 6:45 pm -

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.

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March 15, 2024(2 events)

Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

March 15, 2024 1:00 pm -

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. 

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Frog and Toad Calls

March 15, 2024 6:30 pm -

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. 

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March 16, 2024(2 events)

Vernal Pools of the Arboretum

March 16, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Old Lyme, CT 06371

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!

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Nature Sketchbook Journaling

March 16, 2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.

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March 17, 2024
March 18, 2024(1 event)

Documentary Screening -- Kiss the Ground

March 18, 2024 6:30 pm -

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.

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March 19, 2024
March 20, 2024(1 event)

Corvids Webinar

March 20, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Old Lyme, CT 06371

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.

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March 21, 2024(1 event)

Woodcock Watch

March 21, 2024 6:45 pm -

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.

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March 22, 2024(1 event)

Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

March 22, 2024 1:00 pm -

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. 

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March 23, 2024(3 events)

Spring Nature Walk

March 23, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Old Lyme, CT 06371

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.

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Family Walk at Rocky Neck

March 23, 2024 9:30 am - 11:00 am The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Old Lyme, CT 06371

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.

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Woodcock Watch

March 23, 2024 7:00 pm -

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.

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March 24, 2024
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March 27, 2024(1 event)

Woodcock Watch

March 27, 2024 7:00 pm -

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.

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March 28, 2024
March 29, 2024(1 event)

Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

March 29, 2024 1:00 pm -

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. 

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March 30, 2024(2 events)

Amphibian Walk

March 30, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Old Lyme, CT 06371

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.

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Bears in Connecticut at Deer Pond Farm

March 30, 2024 10:00 am - 11:30 am Deer Pond Farm
57 Wakeman Hill Road
Sherman, CT 06784
USA
(860) 799-4074

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.

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March 31, 2024
April 1, 2024
April 2, 2024(1 event)

Early Morning Bird Walk

April 2, 2024 8:00 am -

Join Andy on one or more of these early morning walks. He will point out various species of birds to you. There are hundreds of acres of protected land to visit. Wear drab colored clothing. Bring binoculars and, if you have one, a spotting scope. No registration required. Fee:  $5 CAS members; $20 non-members.

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April 3, 2024(1 event)

Trail Wood Troubadours

April 3, 2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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!

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April 4, 2024
April 5, 2024(2 events)

First Friday Hike at Deer Pond Farm

April 5, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Deer Pond Farm
57 Wakeman Hill Road
Sherman, CT 06784
USA
(860) 799-4074

Free
Join us for a hike with Deer Pond Farm volunteers, Mary Ann and Allison, for fresh air, exercise & good company. Different trails and routes taken each month. The pace for this hike is more than a walk, less than a run! A great way to learn more about our conservation work and get familiar with the trail network here.

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Friday Afternoon Guided Walk

April 5, 2024 1:00 pm -

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. 

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April 6, 2024(1 event)

Family Walk at Honey Hill Preserve

April 6, 2024 9:30 am - 11:00 am The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Old Lyme, CT 06371

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.

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