Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Pomfret

Center at Pomfret

Programs & Events at the Center at Pomfret

Walk Our Trails!

ATTENTION BAFFLIN SANCTUARY WALKERS

The Bafflin Sanctuary is open to the public from dawn to dusk.
To minimize wildlife disturbance, we ask all walkers to stay on designated trails.
Click here for a trail map.  Click here for trail rules.

Birds to look for in June

 

Bird Walks and Watches

The following programs require registration. Call 860-928-4948 or email arzeznikiewicz@ctaudubon.org.  

 

Boston Hollow Bird Walk 
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 8 A.M.

Andy will guide you on one of the interior trails of this 7,000-acre forest. The hike will be approximately two miles. This is a new event, so we don’t know exactly which birds we’ll see. Fee:  $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

 

Nipmuck State Forest Bird Walk
Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 8 A.M.

Join Andy on this forest hike, which has not been offered for several years. In the past, we found nesting Magnolia Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Sora. Limited to 8 participants.  Fee:  $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

Eastern Whip-poor-will photo by Laura Gooch

 

Whip-poor-will Watch at Robbins Preserve
Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 8:45 P.M.

We’ll hike around this Thompson preserve, known to have nesting Whip-poor-wills and owls.  Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

 

Natchaug State Forest Bird Watch
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 8 A.M.

A last chance to see Blackburnian Warblers in nesting plumage.  This forest has many great species that nest here. We’ll see how many we can find!  Fee:  $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

 

Whip-poor-will Watch at Robbins Preserve
Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 8:30 P.M.

The full moon should help us see Whip-poor-wills. We’ll hike around this Thompson preserve, known to have nesting Whips and owls.  Fee: $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

 

Trail Wood Bird Walk
Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 8 A.M.

Walk the paths of Trail Wood searching for various bird species.  Possibilities include Blue-winged Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and many more.  Limited to 8 participants.  Fee:  $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

 

Evening Bird Walk
Saturday, August 24, 2024 at 6 P.M.

Join Andy to look for newly fledged young birds and mixed groups of post-breeding birds.  Fee:  $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

 

Plainfield Fish Hatchery Bird Walk
Thursday, August 29, 2024 at 8 A.M.

Located in Plainfield, the Quinebaug Valley State Fish Hatchery is one of the top bird watching spots in Windham County. Andy will show you around the grounds. Expect sandpipers and other shorebirds, early migrating songbirds, and raptors.   Fee:  $20 CAS members; $30 non-members.

 

Exhibitions

June 1 through July 27

Transformation by Kate Themel

This art quilt exhibition features 32 pieces of fiber art created by 26 members of the Connecticut Region of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). The pieces range from realistic to abstract and depict real and imagined plants and animals. Some use plants to create the images; others are created by piecing fabrics together as a form of collage or through more traditional methods, and some use dyes, paints, and/or stitching to create or enhance the image.

SAQA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote art quilts – “creative visual works that are layered and stitched or that reference this form of stitched layered structure”. SAQA has over 4000 members –  127 of them consider Connecticut one of their artistic homes. Free.

 

 
  

 

 

 

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