Some March-April events from Audubon Connecticut

Mar 15th, 2014 | By | Category: General

SPRING BIRDING BEGINS
Wednesday’s & Saturday’s in April & May
Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Get out & enjoy two local ‘birding’ hot spots when wood thrush, orioles, tanagers, and other Neotropical migratory birds return to the US for the nesting season. Bring binoculars &/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. No charge or RSVP required. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230.

Saturdays (7:00-8:45 am): April 5, 12, 19, 26 / May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Meet in Audubon Greenwich parking area on Riversville Road.

Wednesdays (7:00-8:30 am): April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / May 7, 14, 21, 28

Meet in Fairchild Wildflower Garden parking area on North Porchuck Road.
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Thursday, April 3
Organic Lawns for Homeowners
6:00-900 pm
Presented by CT NOFA with Camilla Worden, Dwight Brooks, and Michael Nadeau
CT NOFA & Audubon are helping people maintain great lawns while skipping synthetic landscaping products known to be hazardous to pets and people. Through simple organic practices and building a healthy soil food web, every lawn can be organic AND the envy of the neighborhood. Top experts will present on: lawn basics, creating new lawns, and transitioning current lawns to organic practices, and lawn alternatives. Advance RSVP and payment requested. Visit www.ctnofa.org to sign up or call Stephanie at: 203-869-5272 x239.
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Saturday, April 5
Early Spring Hike to Mead Lake
2:00-3:45 pm
Join us as we walk to Mead Lake at the time of spring thaw to seek out colorful tree buds, early flowers and any early emerging turtles, frogs, snakes, and insects, and returning wetland and water birds. All ages. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.
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Saturday, April 5
Sustainable Seafood? – A panel discussion with chefs and experts
6:00-8:00 pm
Slow Food Metro North & Audubon present a discussion about the challenges of harvesting seafood sustainably and how consumer’s choices drive demand and fishing practices. Guests will learn what the best fish options are, who serves them, and how to cook them yourself. Learn all about our esteemed seafaring panelists online. $10 per person. RSVP required to greenwichcenter@audubon.org or Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239.
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Wednesday, April 9
Julie Zickefoose on ‘The Bluebird Effect’

Reception: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:30 pm

The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds has grown from forty years of working with, studying, drawing and helping birds; trying to fix them when they’re broken and mothering them when they’re orphaned. Lavishly illustrated with 320 of the author’s color paintings, life sketches and drawings, The Bluebird Effect is a visual delight. www.juliezickefoose.com. All ages. $5-10/person. RSVP
requested to greenwichcenter@audubon.org or Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239.
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Saturday, April 12
Ponds and Vernal Pools – Search for Frogs, Salamanders & More
2:00-3:30 pm
We’ll have a brief indoor talk and then walk to our nearby vernal pool and our teaching pond to look and listen for breeding wood frogs, spring peepers, spotted salamanders, and other pond life. All ages. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.
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Saturday, April 12
Springtime Sunset and Moonlight Walk
7:45-9:15 pm
Join us as we seek out the sights, sounds, and smells of a spring evening visiting field, pond, forest, and lake in search of wildlife. We will also listen overhead and look up at the moon in search of silhouettes of night-flying springtime bird migrants. Ages 7 and up. Space limited & RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.
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Saturday, April 19
Birding Class – Birding By Ear
9:30 am-12:00 pm
Indoor discussion of how and why birds vocalize, introduction to useful bird sound recordings, and outdoor walk to practice Birding By Ear skills. Ideal for adults and interested youth. Registration required. $12 adults; No Charge for youth RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.
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Saturday, April 19
Spring Wildflower Walk
2:00-3:30 pm
Come walk with us to seek out our early spring wildflowers and learn about their life histories,
ecological niches and insect pollination partners. Ages 5 and up. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.
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For more information visit: http://greenwich.audubon.org

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