Programs & Events at the Center at Pomfret
Three new classes by Forensic Photographer Fred Bird!
Learning to See – An Interrelationship with Creative Thinking
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
OR Saturday, June 23, 2 p.m.
“Learning to See” is for anyone who likes the arts and nature and would really like see the world from another perspective. In our early years, everything that we looked at was fresh and exciting. As we grow older, we often look at everyday things without really seeing anything. Re-learning to see, as we did in our younger days, will open up a whole new way of thinking about our surroundings. Registration requested at 860-928-4948. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
Getting the Most Out of Your
Point & Shoot Camera / Digital Phone
Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m.
OR Saturday, July 14, 2 p.m.
This class will cover photo composition, the camera / phone light meter and related problems, and the use of specific settings in both. Issues with resolution and making prints will be discussed, as well as information needed to upgrade your camera. Registration requested at 860-928-4948. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
OR Saturday, July 28, 2 p.m.
Macro and Micro photography is a complete subject in itself. However, with some training and practice, close-up work can be accomplished with a minimum of equipment. Registration requested at 860-928-4948. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
Nature Sketchbook Journaling
Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday, August 25, 9 a.m. to noon
You’ll spend time at the Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret, sketching and painting nature using pencil, pen and watercolor. Roxanne Steed will show you how to simplify what you see, and teach basic drawing and quick intuitive watercolor techniques. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members. Register at 860-928-4948 and for list of materials to bring.
2018 Pomfret Summer Camp Documents
Birds Seen This Week
Nashville Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Bobolink, American Kestrel, Black-billed Cuckoo, Virginia Rail, Scarlet Tanager, Barred Owl, Screech Owl, Rough-winged Swallow, Brown Thrasher, White-eyed Vireo, Louisiana Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole
Birds This Month
Wednesday Noon Walks
Now through August 29, Noon
Bird Walks and Programs
Killingly Bird Walk
Wednesday, May 30, 8 a.m.
Explore a new preserve near the RI border and some nearby state forest land. Forest interior birds should be found on the new preserve and nearby wetlands should provide some exciting finds! We will carpool from the Center. Fee: $7 CAS members; $12 non-members.
Bull Hill Bird Walk II
Thursday, May 31, 8 a.m.
Meet at the Center and carpool to this large forest in Thompson. Whip-poor-wills and Praire Warblers nest at the scenic vista!
Fee: $7 CAS members; $12 non-members.
Bird Walk/Breeding Bird Surveys
Thursday, June 7, 7 a.m.
Tuesday, June 19, 7 a.m.
We will observe as many nesting bird species as possible in two hours. Data we collect will go into the new Bird Atlas for the state. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Whip-poor-will Walk I
Friday, June 22, 8:45 p.m.
Andy will look for calling whip-poor-wills as you visit the Robbins preserve in Thompson which has nesting whip-poor-wills. He’ll also attempt to call in Owls. Meet at the Center on Day Rd in Pomfret and carpool from there. Bring a small flashlight or headlamp. Please register at 860-928-4948. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Whip-poor-will Walk II
Saturday, June 23, 8:45 p.m.
Andy will take you out to the
Bull Hill Forest Preserve in Thompson/Woodstock to find nesting whip-poor-wills. He’ll also attempt to call in Owls. Meet at the Center on Day Rd in Pomfret and carpool from there. Bring a small flashlight or headlamp. Please register at 860-928-4948. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Bull Hill Bird Watch/Hike
Tuesday, June 26, 8 a.m.
Come with us to explore this Wyndham Land Trust preserve in Thompson. We’ll look for birds and hike out to the fabulous scenic vista. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Evening Bird Walks
Thursday July 12, 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 2, 6 p.m.
Join us to look for a variety of species of birds. We might find newly fledged young birds. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Evening Bird Walk/Nighthawk Watch
Thursday, August 30, 6 p.m.
Unlike in past nighthawk watches, this year we will hike around looking for other birds as well. We will keep one eye on the sky for nighthawks. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Citizen Science Volunteer Monitoring Program
Wildlife Tracking & Monitoring Training Hike
Saturday, July 7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
in Woodstock. (Canterbury, Willington & Bethany dates TBA)
Our Citizen Science Volunteers monitor sites in Woodstock, Willington, Canterbury and Bethany, always on the lookout for track and sign of fisher, river otter, mink, moose, black bear, and bobcat. You are welcome to begin or continue training to become a wildlife monitor by attending training hikes that suit your schedule throughout the year. Registration is required. Contact Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator at 860-928-4948. Training fee per hike: $50 CAS members; $60 non-members.