Center at Fairfield Nature Store
Monday – Saturday | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | 203-259-6305 ext. 109
Because of concerns about COVID-19, the Center building will be closed and all indoor programs cancelled through March 31. Outdoor programming is postponed until further notice. All Connecticut Audubon sanctuaries will remain open for hiking. The Center at Fairfield’s Nature Store is also closed.
April Bird Seed Sale: 20% Off
Saturday, April 4
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Curbside Pickup Only: See Details Below)
We hope your family is safe and healthy during this difficult time. So that we can practice social distancing to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers, our 20% off April Bird Seed Sale will be held by appointment only, with payments made over the phone and curbside pick up only. With spring migration, nest building and nestlings on the way, this is a perfect opportunity to stock up for all the spring activity.
For customers who have not pre-ordered, starting at 10 a.m. on April 4, they can call the Nature Store (203-259-6305, ext. 109), place an order over the phone and schedule a pick up for that day. For customers who have pre-ordered, please call the Nature Store when you arrive and you will be given instructions how to proceed with the pick up (including social distancing).
If you need bird seed after April 4, please email Jane Guenther with your order and phone number, and Jane will be in touch to take payment over the phone and schedule a mutually convenient time for curbside pick up. To learn more about spring bird feeding click here.
Bird Feather Art Carvings
Created by award-winning Fairfield artist, Dave Farrington
These amazingly detailed, hand-carved and painted bird feathers are created by local, award-winning artist Dave Farrington. Showcased in shadow-box frames, selections include Wood Duck and Pheasant feathers, Blue Jay wing and tail feathers, and a Cardinal tail feather. These one-of-a-kind gifts, signed by the artist, are sure to be a hit for that special bird lover on your list.
Beautiful John James Audubon Artwork Limited Edition Prints
(Proceeds to Benefit the Center at Fairfield)
For a limited time, John James Audubon Amsterdam Edition prints of North American birds will be for sale with all proceeds benefitting the Center at Fairfield’s conservation and environmental education programs.
These are the finest limited edition facsimiles of the single greatest ornithological work ever produced and printed: the Havell edition of Audubon’s Birds of America. A museum in Holland bought their copy from Audubon’s son in 1839, which was used to produce these color lithographs. In 1972, a Dutch printing firm printed each plate in up to eight different colors on handmade rag paper exactly as the originals, giving these prints the same look and feel as the original Havell edition.
Now, for a limited time, a selection of these prints are available for purchase. Please click here to view catalog. For further information or to arrange a private viewing, call the Center at Fairfield’s Nature Store at 203-259-6305 ext. 109.
Items for Sustainable Living:
Stainless-Steel Water Bottles
An ideal way to stay hydrated on the trails or paired up with our tote bag (below) for holiday gift giving, our royal blue, 24 oz. water bottle is made of stainless-steel with a threaded BPA-free lid. $11.
Cloth Tote Bags
The spacious blue tote bag measures 15 inches wide by 16 inches high. With nine inch tall handles, it will fit easily over your shoulder and is a perfect, plastic-free choice for your shopping needs. $8.
Crazy for Cardinals
Cardinal-themed items include specially designed travel mugs, feeders, tea towels, books and more!
Ceramic Bird Design Mugs Take your pick of the flock! Choose from our newly arrived selection of colorful mugs, with a handle that even serves double-duty as the bird’s convenient perch. This 13.5 oz ceramic mug holds a satisfying amount of latte, cocoa, tea, coffee and other favorite hot or cold beverages.
Decorative Wall Plaques
These wall plaques have bird designs that incorporate heartwarming sentiments in elegant typography. Designs include: “Our First Nest,” “Home Tweet Home,” “Every Birdy Welcome” and “This Place is for the Birds.” Selections available while supplies last.
Puzzles are a great way to take a break, and this majestic Common Raptor jigsaw puzzle features each bird set in the background of its environment. With vivid colors and accurate details, it’s an ideal choice for birders and nature lovers alike. Other choices include the Popular Backyard Wild Birds of North America puzzle.
Welcome Wall Decor
This antique dark brown iron wall accent features birds, tree branches, pine cones and grass detailing. It will cheerfully greet those who visit your home, adding just the right touch of welcoming warmth.
The Sibley Birder’s Life List and Field Diary
From leading ornithologist and bestselling author David Sibley comes this essential write-in field companion for all levels of birders. This indispensable birder’s companion includes both ample space for on-site notes and a life list to be filled in by the legions of passionate birders who have bought Sibley’s bestselling guides.
Members Receive a 10% Discount On All Nature Store Purchases
Connecticut Audubon Society members receive a 10% discount on all purchases. This is a wonderful way to shop locally and support the our conservation and environmental education programs. The Connecticut Audubon Society, the original and independent Audubon organization in our state, has been caring for our environment and educating our youth for more than a century. With the support of friends and members like you, we will remain the leading conservation partner in your community. Please consider joining or renewing your membership today.