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Mabel Osgood Wright and the History of Birdcraft & the Connecticut Audubon Society

The Connecticut history magazine Connecticut Explored featured Birdcraft and Mabel Osgood Wright in its Winter 2018 issue. Read it here. The following article was published first in The Connecticut Warbler, the journal of the Connecticut Ornithological Association. We are republishing it here on January 28, 2018, the 159th anniversary of Mabel’s birth! by Kathy Van […]


Major Federal Grant Will Help Continue the Restoration of the Smith Richardson Preserve in Westport

January 8, 2018 – The transformation of 36 weed-choked acres in Westport into a thriving sanctuary for birds, pollinators, and native pants took a major step forward recently when the Connecticut Audubon Society was awarded a $145,780 grant from the federal government. The funding is earmarked for a section of the H. Smith Richardson Wildlife […]


Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award Winners for 2017

The Connecticut Audubon Society presented three longtime volunteers and a dedicated staff member with the Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award at our annual meeting at Deer Pond Farm, in Sherman, on Sunday, October 15. This year’s recipients have logged thousands of hours of service at Connecticut Audubon’s sanctuaries and centers and on its board and […]


Connecticut Audubon’s 119th Annual Meeting

Members of the Connecticut Audubon Society enjoyed a breathtaking raptor exhibition and then voted in three new members of the Board of Directors at our 119th Annual Meeting, in Sherman, on Sunday, October 15. Read our 2017 Annual Report, highlighted by short profiles of 10 conservation leaders of today and of the future! Held at […]


How to Behave When Watching a Snowy Owl

Here are the three basic rules Snowy Owl observers should follow (borrowed from Project SNOWStorm): Keep your distance Respect private property Don’t feed an owl, ever. We’re quoting at length from Project SNOWStorm. Keep your distance: “This is the first and most important rule. Just because the owl may tolerate a fairly close approach doesn’t […]





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