OPENING Reception and Reading
Sunday, January 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
Exhibit through February 25
Each year the Summer Writer and Artist In-Residence Program at our Trail Wood Sanctuary in Hampton produces inspirational work. This year’s class is no exception. The beauty found in their paintings, photography and written word well reflect the tranquility of Trail Wood. A great boost in the dead of winter, come celebrate this year’s artists and writers and the Trail Wood experience. Free admission – donations always appreciated.
CLOSING Reception and Reading
Sunday, February 25, 2 – 4 p.m.
Celebrate the art inspired by Trail Wood, as well as readings by former Writers In-Residence including Kathy Hauswirth, who writes about nature in Connecticut and is the author of the recently published The Book of Noticing – Collections and Connections on the Trail. Free admission – donations always appreciated.
Mondays, January 8 - February 26
10 - 10:45 a.m.
(no class Jan. 15 and Feb. 19)
Ages 2-3 with a participating adult
Each week we’ll learn fun nature facts, create crafts and meet exciting animals. Six-week series fee: members $60, non-members $80. Single class fee: members $12/class,non-members $16/class. Pre-registration required. Call: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.
Monday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.
(Snow date: February 27, 6:30 p.m.)
We encounter 100,000 times more radiation from wireless technologies than we did decades ago. This film, to be released in 2018, investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to radio frequencies (RFs) from wireless technology; its potential effects on our health and the development of our children. Fee: $5 per person
Join Connecticut Audubon Society volunteers for fresh air, exercise, good company and naturalist lessons along the way. Seniors and parents with babes in backpacks welcome. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Wednesday, February 28 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Current volunteers may join Miley Bull, senior director of science and conservation for The Connecticut Audubon Society as he leads us in learning about the breeding season. This will include finding a place to breed, finding mates, and building nests.
Wednesday, February 28 2 p.m. (1.5-2 hours) 1.5 -2.5 miles
Join Miley Bull, senior director of science and conservation for The Connecticut Audubon Society at the Deer Pond Farm Center in Sherman to learn a little about the upcoming bird breeding season. Although our owls have already begun the breeding season, our Black-Capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice and Northern Cardinals will be starting soon!
Join Karen Cowperthwaite, licensed landscape architect and Michelle MacKinnon, advanced master gardener at Deer Pond Farm for a guided walk along trails during National Invasive Species Awareness Week to learn about the non-native plant species that have been introduced in Connecticut. We will examine why certain plants are labeled invasive, the impact they have on our native plant species and the harm that is caused to our bird and other wildlife habitats. Information regarding managing and controlling invasive plants will also be presented.
Search for and document track and sign of large mammals such as fisher, river otter, black bear, and bobcat. Become a trained volunteer and monitor study sites in Willington, Canterbury, Woodstock and Bethany on a quarterly basis. Attend training hikes that suit your schedule throughout the seasons. Registration is required, call 860-928-4948 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Training fee per hike: $50 CAS members; $60 non-members.
Escape to the North Country, without leaving the suburbs, when the Center at Fairfield hosts Adirondack Night—Howl at the Moon, Saturday, March 3rd, 6 to 9 p.m. Wear your fleece and flannel for this casual evening when the Center is transformed into a rustic mountain lodge. Highlights include hearty hors d’oeuvres, famous Audubon chili recipes, local craft beers from @New England Brewing Company and @Two Roads Brewing Company, open bar and lively music by The Merwin Mountain Band. Get more info or purchase tickets at: https://www.ctaudubon.org/fairfield-programs-events/, or call: 203-259-6305, x109.