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Saturday, June 8: Opening Day for 447 Additional Acres at Deer Pond Farm – in New York!

June 2, 2019 – For almost two years hikers, birders, and nature lovers of all kinds have  enjoyed the network of trails on the section of Connecticut Audubon’s Deer Pond Farm that lies in Connecticut. But the other section of this beautiful preserve, in New York, has been off limits. That will soon change. Starting […]


In Time for Summer, Fishing Line Recycling Bins Installed in Bridgeport and Fairfield to Protect Wildlife

June 3, 2019 – Fishing in parts of Fairfield County might be safer this summer, for birds and other wildlife. A community-wide effort to build fishing line disposal bins and install them in the places in Fairfield and Bridgeport where people like to fish will make it easier for anglers to safely dispose of their […]


Science educator Alisha Milardo is named director of the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

February 8, 2019 — The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center (RTPEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alisha Milardo as its new center director, effective February 11, 2019. Ms. Milardo joins the RTPEC after 18 years with SoundWaters, where, most recently, she was  vice president of education. SoundWaters is a Stamford, […]


Robert Roy Larsen, former Chairman of the Board and a driving force in Connecticut conservation

May 22, 2019 – The Connecticut Audubon Society is remembering Robert Roy Larsen, a former board president whose leadership at a pivotal time helped transform the organization into the statewide conservation force it is today. Mr. Larsen, who lived in Fairfield and also served as chair of the Board’s Finance Committee, died May 9 at […]


Press Release – Pfizer Grant Brings Science Equipment to Students and Families

September 18, 2018 – A $5,000 grant by Pfizer Community Grants will fund scientific equipment purchases to support outreach and educational programming at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center in Old Lyme. The new equipment will improve hands-on learning activities for visitors to the center and, because it is portable, will be […]


2019 Birdathon Leaders

Here are the final totals of the 2019 Birdathon.  Connecticut Audubon staff are marked with an asterisk. They’re not eligible for prizes, so don’t be discouraged by their high totals! ** denotes 18 and under category. Kathleen Van Der Aue’s total is from the Birdcraft banding team. Updated Monday, June 3 at 5:30 pm Participant’s […]


Show your support for a new estuary reserve in Old Lyme and Groton

April 15, 2019 — The Connecticut Audubon Society is calling on residents to show federal officials their support for a new national reserve created to bring in funding for scientific research and conservation education — and it’s as easy as sending a letter or an email. What is the reserve and why is it significant […]


Weigh in on the future of Connecticut’s forests in as little as 10 minutes

April 15, 2019 — Connecticut Audubon Society supporters have a once-in-a-decade chance to help shape the plan that steers critical decisions about the state’s forests and woodlands. The state’s Forest Action Plan, a roadmap used by Connecticut and federal conservation agencies, is being fully updated for the first time since 2010. The Connecticut Forest & […]


Native Plant Sale at Oliver Nurseries in Fairfield to Benefit Connecticut Audubon’s Local Conservation Work

Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oliver Nurseries, 1159 Bronson Road, Fairfield The Connecticut Audubon Society is once again teaming up with Oliver Nurseries in Fairfield to offer native Connecticut trees, shrubs and perennials at remarkable discounts to Connecticut Audubon members. These plants have been chosen for their attractiveness to songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, […]


Conservation Advocacy 2019

April 5, 2019 – Connecticut Audubon has taken positions on a number of bills being considered in Hartford this session. Get the details here.





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