Connecticut Audbon Society
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Center at Pomfret

Programs & Events at the Center at Pomfret

Summer Camp 2019

The Center at Pomfret’s Summer Camp runs through August 9, 2019. Click here to download the 2019 brochure.

  • Connecticut Audubon Society’s Summer Camps are staffed by experienced teacher-naturalists from CAS Centers and college-educated men and women who have experience working with children.
  • Our Summer Camp staff is First Aid, CPR, & Epi-Pen trained.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios ensure all campers have a safe, fun and educational camp experience.
  • Our Summer Camp staff strive to provide a variety of hands-on activities each day.

Camps fill quickly…be sure to choose your camp sessions when registration opens on February 12 at 8 a.m. 

Required Pomfret Summer Camp Forms:
Welcome and Fact Sheet
Health Exam Record
Day Kimball Hospital Consent Form
Self-Medicating Child Authorization

To register by mail, download the Mail-in Registration.

 


Birds Seen This Week

Belted Kingfisher, Nashville Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Parula Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Willow Flycatcher, Bobolink, Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager, White-crowned Sparrow, Blackpoll Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Birds This Month 

Birds You Can Expect to See in June


 

Regular Walks

Wednesday Noon Walks
thru August 28, Noon 

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.

Art Exhibits and Programs

Birds of Connecticut Photography Exhibit
Exhibit  thru June 30

Brush up on your bird identification skills as you feast your eyes on bird photos by seven area nature photographers. Free to the public. 

Bird Walks and Programs

Bird Walk/Breeding Bird Surveys
Friday, June 7, 7 a.m.
Wednesday, 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 Walks
Saturday, June 15, 8:45 p.m., Robbins Preserve
Saturday, June 22, 8:45 p.m., Bull Hill Forest Preserve

Andy will look for calling/nesting whip-poor-wills. He’ll also attempt to call in owls. Meet at the Center and carpool from here. Bring a small flashlight or headlamp. Please register at 860-928-4948. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

Bull Hill Bird Watch/Hike
Wednesday, 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 11, 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 8, 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 29, 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 and Monitoring:

Our trained volunteers monitor various sites in CT on the lookout for track and sign of fisher, river otter, mink, moose, black bear, and bobcat. Begin or continue training to become a wildlife monitor by attending training hikes that suit your schedule. Registration is required. For registration and information contact Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator, 860-928-4948; paulacoughlin@charter.net. Training fee per hike: $50 CAS members/$60 non-members.

Monitoring Hikes:
In Bethany – Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In Canterbury – Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Training/Monitoring Hikes:
In Willington – Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In Woodstock – Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

 

For more information, call 860-928-4948 or contact Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator: paulacoughlin@charter.net. Hike dates subject to change due to weather. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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