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Press Release – New Estuary Reserve in Old Lyme and Groton Will Help Expand Scientific Research and Conservation Education

November 1, 2018 – Some of the best wildlife habitat on the Connecticut River estuary and in southeastern Connecticut, including coves, islands, and marshes in Old Lyme, are included in a new national reserve created to bring in funding for scientific research and conservation education. The National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses the Lord Cove and […]


Ballot question #2 wins!

November 7, 2018 – Connecticut voters approved a Constitutional Amendment protecting Connecticut’s public lands yesterday. The Amendment requires the Connecticut General Assembly to hold a public hearing and gain a 2/3 majority vote before state-owned park, forest, wildlife management area, or farmland is sold, swapped, or given away. This means greater transparency for the public […]


Migratory songbirds in abundance at Smith Richardson in Westport

October 19, 2018 – Amazing morning at Connecticut Audubon Society’s lower Smith Richardson Sanctuary in Westport today.


“Sharp-tailed” Sparrows

October 15, 2018 – Although late September through October is the prime time-frame for migratory sharp-tailed sparrows, both species may be seen well into November in Connecticut. One of the best places to look is Connecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center at Milford Point.


Press Release – Fields Pond Foundation Funds Permanent Signs Throughout the H. Smith Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary

October 9, 2018 – The Connecticut Audubon Society will install permanent, educational trail signs throughout the H. Smith Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary in Westport, thanks to an $8,000 grant from Fields Pond Foundation of Waltham, Massachusetts. The signs will be erected throughout one mile of planned trails in the sanctuary’s newly restored bird and wildlife habitats.  […]





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