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Ex-CEO Lists Home For $6.1 Million
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Yale's 'Greenwich Connection'
Greenwich Citizen - Greenwich,CT,USA
Inevitably, the two wound up seeing more of each other around Greenwich and area hockey rinks, most notably as members at the Greenwich Skating Club and ...

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Greenwich-based North Castle Partners is betting the growing number of lacrosse players would like to suffer fewer head injuries. ...

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01/18/08 PRESS RELEASE: Audubon Connecticut 2008 Highlighted Programs

Audubon Connecticut 2008 Highlighted Programs


Click here for Scheduled Events at the Audubon Center at Bent of the River.Click here for Scheduled Events at the Audubon Center in Greenwich.

Click here for Scheduled Events at the Audubon Center at Sharon.

Below are just some of the exciting activities happening at Audubon Connecticut’s three nature education centers. For more information on the happenings at each Center, please click on the links for each Center's calendar of events in the box, above.


DECEMBER 13, SATURDAY
Winter Bird Walk
8:00 am
Miles Wildlife Sanctuary, 99 West Cornwall Road, Sharon, CT
Age: Adults and Older Children
Leader: Mike Dudek
Do you want to brush up on your bird identification skills before joining a Christmas Bird Count team? Maybe you have other plans on Christmas Bird Count day and are not able to join a team on Sunday? No problem! Join Audubon Sharon Land Manager and birder Mike Dudek for an early morning winter bird walk at the Miles Wildlife Sanctuary. Audubon Members: $3 adults/$1.50 Children under 12 and Seniors, Non-members: $5/$3.

Saturday, December 13
Annual Bird Count ‘Scouting Trip’
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Join Audubon for a survey of good coastal and inland birding areas in preparation for the next day’s Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Sunday Dec. 14. Meet at the Audubon Center to follow carpool. Bring binoculars and warm clothes. Loaner binoculars and field guides will be available. Ages 8 and up. Sign up with Ted at x230.

Sunday, December 14
Annual Christmas Bird Count
109th Year - Count at home or with teams
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Join one of the oldest citizen science bird research projects in the world. Some teams start counting owls at midnight. Other teams start at dawn and count in shifts throughout the day. Join one of our field counting teams or, if you live in our 15-mile count circle, conduct a backyard bird count. To join a team or get a home-based reporting form, call Brian O’Toole in the store at x221.


DECEMBER 14, SUNDAY all day
Christmas Bird Count & Potluck Supper
Sharon Audubon Center, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT
Each year, small groups of birders venture out for the sole purpose of counting birds. This event, known as the Christmas Bird Count, occurs on Sunday, December 14th from 12:01 am to midnight. Our count area is a 15 mile circle with its center at Hotchkiss School, thus taking in some of the good birding areas in Sharon, Salisbury, Amenia and Northeast. Teams from all over the state and all over the country take part in Christmas Bird Count, and all of the numbers are compiled and reported to help better understand flock formations and migrations.
You don’t have to be a great birder to enjoy Christmas Bird Count. And, if it’s cold outside, you don’t even have to get out of the car! “Feeder watchers” are also always appreciated. If you would like to participate, but would rather not leave the comforts of your home, you can choose to count the birds at your bird feeders, even if only for one hour. Your numbers can then be given to our compiler Bob Moeller right after the count and they will be included in the overall Christmas Bird Count report. Forms for the bird feeder count can be picked up at the Sharon Audubon Center.
At approximately 5:00 pm, the teams congregate at the Sharon Audubon Center to turn in their data, pay their $2.50 participation fee, enjoy a hot meal, and determine who has the best hold on “bragging rights” for the day’s finds. Even if you can’t join us in the field, you are welcome to bring a dinner dish and join us at the Center. Please contact the Center if you would like to contribute a dish for the dinner.
If you would like to join a birding “team” for any part of the day to help count birds, please contact the Sharon Audubon Center for a list of “captains.”

DECEMBER 17-24
Pre-Holiday Nature Store Sale
Sharon Audubon Center Nature Store, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT
You still have time to buy that perfect gift for the nature lover in your family or circle of friends! Many items in our nature store will be on sale, including bird feeders and accessories, field guides and other books, toys, games, calendars, cds, bird call identifiers, t-shirts and other speciality items that you can’t find in department stores! Shop local and support your community’s non-profits and small businesses!

Saturday, December 20
Project Feederwatch: a citizen science program
1:00-2:30 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Help our naturalist count our local birds and report them to Cornell University’s Laboratory of Ornithology. Ideal for families who want to count birds at home throughout the winter. Register with Ted Gilman 203-869-5272 x230.

DECEMBER 20, SATURDAY
Owl Pellets
10:00 am
Sharon Audubon Center, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT
Always a favorite activity among children! Each child will have the opportunity to dissect their very own pellet that came from the Center’s education owls. Learn what a pellet is, how it is formed, what types of birds cough them up, and why scientists dissect pellets. Meet one of the owls who supplied the pellets that were dissected! Registration is required for this program, because the number of pellets is limited. Please call the Center to register. Appropriate for ages7 and up. Audubon Members: $3/$1.50; Non-members: $5/$3

Sunday, January 4
“1st Sunday” Bird Walks - Greenwich Point Park
Starting at 9:00 am
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Dress warmly, bring binoculars and enjoy seeing and learning about winter birds and their varied habitats at beautiful Greenwich Point. Guides are experienced, knowledgeable birders. Everyone welcome. Free, no registration required. Meet at the second concession flagpole at 9:00. “First Sundays” Bird Walks are on the first Sunday of the month, year-round. Contact Meredith Sampson, Director of Wild Wings, Inc. Wildlife Rehabilitation & Environmental Education, at 203-637-9822.

Thursday, January 8th
All About Owls
Thursday, 7 – 8 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
January is mating season for the Great Horned Owls! Join Education Program Manager, Ken Elkins, for a fascinating look into the secret lives of owls. Ken will discuss eight of the owls that have been known to make Connecticut their home and share with you his personal experiences with them along with their natural history.

Saturday, January 10
Full “Wolf Moon” Walk
7 – 8 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Awaken your nocturnal senses and learn how creatures of the night are adapted to life in the dark. Quietly walk the Center’s trails in search of owls. Listen for the, “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all” call of the Barred Owl. Perhaps Education Program Manager Ken Elkins will be able to call one within range for all to see! If interested, please call to register, and be ready for cold weather! Rain or heavy cloud cover will cancel.

Saturday, January 10
TRIP: In Pursuit of Sound Species
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Visit the Marshlands Conservancy and Playland Lake/Edith Read Sanctuary during this coastal birding trip with the Ted and Quaker Ridge Birders. Help survey these great sanctuaries for over-wintering ducks, hawks, owls, and other birds. Dress warmly and bring binoculars. Extra binoculars and spotting scopes will be provided by the leader. Sign up with Ted at x230.

JANUARY 10, SATURDAY
Ornithology and Ecology in CT’s Highlands
Sharon Audubon Center, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT
Age: Adults
Chris Field, Important Bird Areas Coordinator for Audubon Connecticut, will give a presentation highlighting the work Audubon Connecticut is doing in the northwest corner of Connecticut, giving special emphasis to high priority forest birds. He will discuss several projects, including a second-generation breeding bird atlas (and how you can help!), and a study to uncover indicators of forest ecosystem health in the highlands. There will be plenty of pictures and sounds of the birds that characterize this unique corner of the state. Registration is suggested. Audubon Members: $3/$1.50; Non-members: $5/$3.

Holistic Environmental Living Series
Age: Adults
Leader: Jon Harkness, VP, EBM Consulting Services
Sharon Audubon Center, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT
In this three-part series, learn how to conserve the earth’s natural resources using the resources you have. Get an understanding of how your lifestyle may be affecting the planet and what you can do to make a difference. Topics discussed will include: sustainable living, conservation, efficiency, green building techniques, renewable energy, life cycle cost, etc. Jon Harkness is the Vice President of EBM Consulting Servies, Inc, located in Millbrook, NY. Registration is recommended. Audubon Members: $3/$1.50; Non-members: $5/$3.

Part One: Conservation- JANUARY 24, SATURDAY 10:00 am - The first step in trying to live a sustainable lifestyle is conservation. In order to preserve the resources we have, we must use them wisely. Learn what you can do to conserve through everyday practices. Learn what modifications you can make in your lifestyle or home that will help lower your carbon footprint.

Part Two: Green Building- FEBRUARY 7, SATURDAY 10:00 am- What is “Green” and why do I want it in my building? In this second session of our Holistic Environmental Living Series, find out why and how to incorporate these green techniques and designs into your existing or future structures. Find out what makes certain things more “green” than others and how these buildings operate. Topics discussed will include design, operation, energy, efficiency, building envelope, water, indoor air quality, etc.

Part Three: Renewable Energy- FEBRUARY 21, SATURDAY 10:00 am- In this final session of our three-part Holistic Environmental Living Series, learn about renewable energy and how it can be incorporated into homes or businesses. Learn about local and federal incentives to help with your renewable energy projects. Learn what it means to be “Net Metered” or “Off the Grid”. Learn about why certain renewable technologies make sense for some people and not others. Learn about life cycle cost and payback for these systems. Topics discussed include wind, photovoltaic, solar hot water, geothermal, hydro, etc.

Sunday, January 11
Full Moon Walk
6:00-8:00 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Come join us as we hike to Mead lake to enjoy the moonlit woods and lakeshore and listen for ice shifting, hooting owls, coyotes, or other wildlife. Dress warmly with soft, quiet outer layers. Ages 7 and up. Sign up with Ted at x230.

Wednesday, Jan. 14
Old Trails, New Eyes
10 AM to 12 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Join Bent of the River’s Director Leslie Kane and Education Program Manager Ken Elkins as they explore and learn the Center’s trails. This is a great hike for those of you new to the area or would simply like a guided/interpretive walk. Weather is definitely a factor in the winter so please dress appropriately. Please call to register.

Sunday, Jan. 18
In Search of Wild Things
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Audubon educator Jim Drennan will be leading a family walk across the meadows and through the forests in search of predatory prints or narrow escapes. Find evidence for hungry beavers along the river and perhaps spy the mergansers swimming in the water. Examine galls on the goldenrods or find a paper wasp nest high in the trees or what ever else we cross paths with. Afterwards, enjoy a hot drink in the barn and warm yourself by the fire. Weather is definitely a factor in the winter so please dress appropriately. Please call to register.

Wednesday, Jan. 21
All About Bald Eagles
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Join Audubon educator Jim Drennan for a presentation on the life history of Bald Eagles. Learn about their controversial naming as a symbol of America, and their recovery from the brink of extinction. After the presentation, we will carpool to Shepaug Dam to view the Bald Eagles wintering on the Housatonic River. Registration is limited so please call soon to get on the list! Cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members.




Saturday, January 24
Moonless Owl Prowl
7:00-9:00 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Come learn more about these nighttime hunters via a slide program and specimens in Kiernan Hall, followed by a walk on the Audubon Sanctuary to call for owls. Dress warmly with soft, quiet outer layers. Ages 7 and up. Sign up with Ted at x230.

JANUARY 25, SUNDAY
Animal Menagerie
10:00-11:00 am
Age: Families
Leader: Erin O’Connell
Sharon Audubon Center, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT
The Sharon Audubon Center is home to several different animals, from large birds of prey to Northern Walkingsticks the size of your pinky nail! Erin will be happy to introduce you to some of the Center’s snakes, turtles, insects and birds during this exciting program. Don’t be surprised if you even have the opportunity to touch some of these fascinating critters! Audubon Members: $3/$1.50; Non-members: $5/$3.

Sunday, January 25
Winter Tree Identification
1 PM to 3PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
The first step in getting to know somebody is finding out their name! Audubon educators Ken Elkins and Jim Drennan will teach you the basics of winter tree I.D., and how to use a dichotomous key to identify trees without leaves. Then we will go off into the forest and identify trees by using your new Winter Tree Finder book- which is included in the cost of the program. Registration is a must, so please call ahead of time. Cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.

Wednesday, January 28
Winter Tree Identification
10 AM to 12 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
The first step in getting to know somebody is finding out their name! Audubon educators Ken Elkins and Jim Drennan will teach you the basics of winter tree I.D., and how to use a dichotomous key to identify trees without leaves. Then we will go off into the forest and identify trees by using your new Winter Tree Finder book- which is included in the cost of the program. Registration is a must, so please call ahead of time. Cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, January 31
Animal Homes and Hideouts 1:00-2:30 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Join us as we explore the Audubon trails through field and forest for special hiding places where our wildlife seeks shelter from the weather and predators. All ages. Sign up with Ted at x230.

Saturday, February 7
Hudson River Eagle Festival
Croton Point Park, NY
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Come scan the Hudson River shores and icy waters for wintering bald eagles. Live eagle programs, information tables, warming tents, etc. Snow date: Feb. 8. For more details visit www.teatown.org.

Sunday, February 8
Animal Tracks and Traces 1:30-3:00 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Come be a Wildlife Track Detective and help us find and interpret clues about what wildlife has been active at the Audubon Center and what they have been up to. All ages. Sign up with Ted at x230.

FEBRUARY 8, SUNDAY
Winter Tracking with Paul Rego
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Miles Wildlife Sanctuary, 99 West Cornwall Road, Sharon, CT
Age: Adults and Older Children
CT DEP Wildlife Biologist Paul Rego has been doing winter tracking programs for Audubon Sharon for many years and this year our excursion will take place at the Miles Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 99 West Cornwall Road in Sharon, CT. We’ll search for signs of wildlife such as river otter, bobcat, coyote, beaver and more in the fields, forest and around the pond. Registration is highly recommended so we can contact you in case of inclement weather. Audubon Members: $3/$1.50; Non-members: $5/$3.

Monday, February 9
T4C: Teens for Conservation
Full Moon Hike 6:00-8:30 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
A special night hike for teens interested in nature and conservation. Wear quite clothes and tie your shoe laces for a 2 hour hike to the far corners of the Audubon property. Learn to listen for owls, coyotes, and other wildlife that are known to scamper about in the night. T4C is intended for 12 years and up but younger siblings and family members are encouraged to join if they have the energy for this extended nighttime hike. Meet by 6:00 pm for s’mores in the Red Barn. Hike departs at 6:30 pm. $5 per person. RSVP required. Sign up by calling Jeff at x239. A special event coordinated by the Teens for Conservation Committee.

Monday, February 9
Full “Snow Moon” Walk
7 – 8 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Awaken your nocturnal senses and learn how creatures of the night are adapted to life in the dark. Quietly walk the Center’s trails in search of owls. Listen for the, “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all” call of the Barred Owl. Perhaps Education Program Manager Ken Elkins will be able to call one within range for all to see! If interested, please call to register, and be ready for cold weather! Rain or heavy cloud cover will cancel.

Wednesday, Feb 11
All About Bald Eagles
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Join Audubon educator Jim Drennan for a presentation on the life history of Bald Eagles. Learn about their controversial naming as a symbol of America, and their recovery from the brink of extinction. After the presentation, we will carpool to Shepaug Dam to view the Bald Eagles wintering on the Housatonic River. Registration is limited so please call soon to get on the list! Cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members.






Feb 13-16
Great Backyard Bird Count
www.birdcount.org
Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 13–16, 2009. Simply submit your observations online, and see what birds other people have found in their yards in real-time! You can also bring us your bird lists, and we’ll submit them to the website for you. For more information, visit www.birdcount.org, or call Ken Elkins at 264-5098 x 308.

FEBRUARY 13-15, FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Great Backyard Bird Count
Bird Counts Going On All Day, Each Day
Bird Walk Counts- 9:30 am, 11:30 am & 1:30 pm on Friday and Saturday only
Sharon Audubon Center, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT
Bird and nature fans throughout North America are invited to join tens of thousands of everyday bird watchers for the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 13-16, 2009. A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, this free event is an opportunity for families, students, and people of all ages to discover the wonders of nature in backyards, schoolyards, and local parks, and, at the same time, make an important contribution to conservation. Anyone can take part, from novice bird watchers to experts, by counting birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the event and reporting their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. Participants can also explore what birds others are finding in their backyards—whether in their own neighborhood or thousands of miles away.
Audubon Sharon will be participating in the GBBC and will have data sheets set up by the birdfeeding station window for anyone who would like to stop by and help count birds. Staff will be going out periodically throughout the day on Friday and Saturday to count birds around the Center grounds as well. Learn how to identify common winter birds found in our area and help collect and enter data for the 2009 Great Backyard Bird Count. FREE event.

February 13 to February 16
Great Backyard Bird Count
1:00-2:30 pm each day
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Join us as we check our bird feeders and take a short walk on the property to count local birds before returning to the center to report our bird sightings to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology via the Internet. You will learn how you can do your own counts in your own yard and neighborhood. All ages. Sign up with Ted at x230.

Sunday, Feb. 15
Animal Tracking & Sign Walk
1 – 3 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Audubon educators will lead a walk in search of the animals that have simply left their sign behind. Animals rarely seen on the Center grounds can be verified by tracks, scat, scratches, and other sign that will be pointed out and explained. Participants will be given the book Track Finder (included in the cost of the class) and taught how to use it while learning from tracks in the field. In years past, such walks have revealed the presence of river otters, fishers, black bears, coyotes, foxes, and bobcats on Center property. Join us for this unique look into the predator – prey relationship between the Center’s animals. Dress for the weather! Cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Please register ahead of time.





Wednesday, Feb. 18
Old Trails, New Eyes
10 AM to 12 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Barn
Join Bent of the River’s Director Leslie Kane and Education Program Manager Ken Elkins as they explore and learn the Center’s trails. This is a great hike for those of you new to the area or would simply like a guided/interpretive walk. Weather is definitely a factor in the winter so please dress appropriately. Please call to register.

Saturday, February 21
Late Winter Exploration Hike
2:00-3:30 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
We will take a loop hike into our field and orchard and down through the woods to Mead Lake and the Byram River to seek out any early returning blackbirds, animal tracks, skunk cabbage peeking up out of the ground, and more. All Ages. Sign up with Ted at x230.

Sunday, Feb. 22
In Search of Wild Things
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Barn
Audubon educator Jim Drennan will be leading a family walk across the meadows and through the forests in search of predatory prints or narrow escapes. Find evidence for hungry beavers along the river and perhaps spy the mergansers swimming in the water. Examine galls on the goldenrods or find a paper wasp nest high in the trees or what ever else we cross paths with. Afterwards, enjoy a hot drink in the barn and warm yourself by the fire. Weather is definitely a factor in the winter so please dress appropriately. Please call to register.

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Animal Tracking & Sign Walk
10 AM – 12 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Barn
Audubon educators will lead a walk in search of the animals that have simply left their sign behind. Animals rarely seen on the Center grounds can be verified by tracks, scat, scratches, and other sign that will be pointed out and explained. Participants will be given the book Track Finder (included in the cost of the class) and taught how to use it while learning from tracks in the field. In years past, such walks have revealed the presence of river otters, fishers, black bears, coyotes, foxes, and bobcats on Center property. Join us for this unique look into the predator – prey relationship between the Center’s animals. Dress for the weather! Cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Please register ahead of time.

Saturday, February 28
Signs of Spring at Fairchild Garden
2:00-3:30 pm
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
In spite of the cold weather, we can find evidence of the spring to come. Join us as we explore this wonderful sanctuary and seek out signs of wildlife, early spring bird song, developing color in tree twigs and more. All ages. Sign up with Ted at x230.



Saturday, February 28
T4C: Teens for Conservation
Winter Birds & Birding 101
10:00-11:30 am
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Did you know that over the course of a year, birders regularly spot between 100-200 different species of birds in Connecticut? Take this chance to improve your birding skills when local teens and Audubon naturalists try their hands at finding and identifying many of our local birds. The group will start with an introduction to birding by Ted Gilman and then hit the trails with loaner binoculars and field guides.

February 10, 11, 12
2009 Winter Vacation Camp
Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
Experience winter in a whole new way!
Exciting one-day nature camps for grades K-5. Campers will enjoy winter hikes, nature-themed games, arts & crafts, and more – all coordinated by experienced Audubon Naturalists. Sign up for one, two, or three days. Advance registration required; spaces are limited. Learn more and print registration forms online at: http://greenwich.audubon.org.
Camp hours: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Cost: $50/day (members) or $60/day (non-members)

Wednesday, March 4
All About Bald Eagles
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Barn
Join Audubon educator Jim Drennan for a presentation on the life history of Bald Eagles. Learn about their controversial naming as a symbol of America, and their recovery from the brink of extinction. After the presentation, we will carpool to Shepaug Dam to view the Bald Eagles wintering on the Housatonic River. Registration is limited so please call soon to get on the list! Cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members.

Wednesday, Mar. 18
Old Trails, New Eyes
10 AM to 12 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Barn
Join Bent of the River’s Director Leslie Kane and Education Program Manager Ken Elkins as they explore and learn the Center’s trails. This is a great hike for those of you new to the area or would simply like a guided/interpretive walk. Weather is definitely a factor in the winter so please dress appropriately. Please call to register.

Sunday, Mar. 22
In Search of Wild Things
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Barn
Audubon educator Jim Drennan will be leading a family walk across the meadows and through the forests in search of predatory prints or narrow escapes. Find evidence for hungry beavers along the river and perhaps spy the mergansers swimming in the water. Examine galls on the goldenrods or find a paper wasp nest high in the trees or what ever else we cross paths with. Afterwards, enjoy a hot drink in the barn and warm yourself by the fire. Weather is definitely a factor in the winter so please dress appropriately. Please call to register.

Saturday, March 21
Woodcock Courtship Display
6 – 7:30 PM
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT
Entrance Parking Lot
“Then, without warning, he tumbles like a crippled plane, giving voice in a soft liquid warble that a March Bluebird might envy.” Witness the “sky dance”, so well illustrated by the eminent Aldo Leopold, with Audubon educators Jim Drennan or Ken Elkins. Learn what good woodcock habitat looks like on these short walks, then, see the courting behavior of lustful males as they fly to impress! Dress for cold evening weather. Registration is limited so call early!

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