Programs & Events at the Center at Pomfret
Birds Seen This Week
White-crowned Sparrow, Vespers Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, House Wren, Carolina Wren, America Kestrel, Purple Finch, Eastern Phoebe, Great-horned Owl
Birds This Month
Wednesday Noon Walks
Now through November 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
House & Garden; Field & Farm –
Art Exhibit & Opening Reception:
Sunday, November 4, 2 – 4 p.m.
Roxanne Steed is an artist, painter of well-loved places, traveler, gardener, nature lover, coastal wanderer in places salty & sandy, someone who loves a good story. You don’t have to go to exotic environs to be nurtured by nature. Every day it’s all around us. Here is one artist’s not so traditional view, in oils and watercolors, of how nature reinvigorates our souls. Free admission. Held at Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Road.
Bird Walks and Programs
Weekly Bird Walks
Every Tues. in Sept. & Oct., 8 a.m.
Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as he points out various bird species. Bring binoculars & wear drab clothing. We carpool to various locations. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Saw-whet Owl Banding
Saturday, October 27, 8p.m. POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN
Saturdays, November 3 & 10, 8 p.m.
This exciting program should be a memorable experience. Bring your camera. In previous years, we’ve caught and banded many owls. We hope for similar success this year. Will reschedule if inclement weather. (If you can’t make these dates, call and leave your name and number. We may schedule an additional banding date.) Register early at 860-928-4948. Limited to 20 people per session. Fee: $15 CAS members; $25 non-members.
Citizen Science Volunteer Monitoring Program
Wildlife Tracking and Monitoring:
Our wildlife tracking volunteers monitor study sites in Willington, Canterbury, Woodstock and Bethany. We have found track and sign of fisher, river otter, mink, red fox, coyote, as well as the occasional black bear, moose and porcupine. These sites also provide perfect habitat for white-tail deer, raccoon, beavers, and a variety of rodents. You can begin or continue training to become a Citizen Science Wildlife Monitor by completing six day-long training hikes that suit your schedule throughout the seasons.
Citizen Science Wildlife Tracking and Monitoring Program Introductory Tracking Hike
Saturday, Dec. 1 ~ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Get a taste of the tracking experience while learning about our program. Fee: $25 members/$35 non-members; registration required.
For more information call Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator, 860-928-4948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org