Posts Tagged ‘ Audubon ’

CT Audubon seeks artists for Birds and Their Habitat art exhibition

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Audubon Society announces a call to artists for the 5th annual Birds and Their Habitat Art Exhibition and Sale, Sept. 26-28. Works must feature birds and/or the beauty of nature, from bird life and their habitats to the diversity of natural landscapes specific to Connecticut and the Northeast. Works must be original and current.

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Audubon Educator in Connecticut Receives National Award

Feb 21st, 2014 | By
Ted Gilman with National Audubon Staff from Audubon centers in Greenwich, Sharon, Southbury. (contributed)

The National Audubon Society has announced that Ted Gilman, senior naturalist and education specialist at Audubon Greenwich, is the 2013 recipient of the Tamar Chotzen Audubon Educator of the Year award. The surprise announcement took place at a banquet at the Grange Audubon Center in Columbus, Ohio, where Gilman was celebrated by his colleagues from around the country.



In 2014 Gulf Restoration ‘Begins in Earnest’

Jan 9th, 2014 | By

This spring will mark the four year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. 2014 looks to be the year when large scale restoration of the damaged ecosystem will begin in earnest. The Audubon Society expects significant action in selecting and funding restoration projects. “Although the BP trial is not yet finished, the RESTORE

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Donal O’Brien, Audubon Leader, Dies at 79

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

Donal C. O’Brien, who was the Rockefeller family’s lawyer for five decades but perhaps had his greatest impact as the longtime chairman of the National Audubon Society, died on Sunday at his home in New Canaan, Conn. He was 79. The cause was complications of pneumonia, his daughter Constance O’Brien Ashforth said. For more on

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Fairfield Audubon sanctuary hiring teacher-naturalists

Nov 29th, 2012 | By

The program provides K-12 students outdoor, hands-on, inquiry-based education experiences which are fully integrated into their curriculum. The goal is to help create a deeper, long-term commitment to conservation, as well as contribute to the health and academic success of our state’s children. The new program explores four habitat types: woodland, freshwater marsh, meadow and

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Volunteers to help protect nesting birds on Connecticut beaches this weekend

May 25th, 2012 | By

Oiled-up sunbirds won’t be the only ones nesting on Connecticut beaches as summer kicks into gear this Memorial Day weekend. Families of several vulnerable species of shore birds — including threatened Piping Plovers and Least Terns — have been nesting on many of the same beaches all spring. For more on this story, visit: Volunteers

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Audubon seeks next generation of conservationists

May 9th, 2012 | By

The 2012 Connecticut State of the Birds Report recently was released by the Connecticut Audubon Society. In prior years, the reports always included a list of declining bird species, primarily because of the loss of habitats. In other words, it wasn’t a bird problem, but rather a people problem. But the 2012 report has a

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Audubon Greenwich ~ Nature Programs & Special Events: Friday, March 30 – May 26, 2012

Mar 30th, 2012 | By

Friday & Saturday, March 30-31, 2012 The 30th National Pesticide Forum ~ Healthy Communities: Green solutions for safe environments Two days of talks and workshops, hosted by Beyond Pesticides and co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut. Kroon Hall (on Prospect Street, near Sachem Street), Yale University, New Haven, CT. Friday (daytime): Farm Tours  / Friday (night) Keynote

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Call of the wild: Responding to the environments cries for help

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

This is the third and final installment in Greenwich Citizen’s series on what we have called “The Green Team,” those ecologically-minded movers and shakers in town who are working to help Greenwich through some trying environmental challenges. Ted Gilman, senior education specialist at Audubon Greenwich, thinks an educated public is key to saving the local environment.

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Audubon Society leaders: Budget shortchanges Long Island Sound cleanup

Feb 26th, 2012 | By

The leaders of the Connecticut and New York chapters of the National Audubon Society called on Congress Thursday to reverse proposed environmental cuts, saying President Barack Obama’s budget shortchanges Long Island Sound cleanup. “Now, more than ever, federal funds are needed for Long Island Sound in Connecticut,” Tom Baptist, executive director for Audubon Connecticut, said

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Connecticut’s Trinity College starts display of rare Audubon book pages

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

Trinity College has started a special project to display every page of its rare edition of “Birds of America,” John James Audubon’s illustrated field guide on identifying and documenting birds. The large book is in a protected display case at Trinity’s Watkinson Library, where its head curator will turn one page each week for viewing

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Christmas Bird Count begins this weekend

Dec 15th, 2011 | By

If you are a beginning birder, you can join a group that includes an experienced birdwatcher. If your home is within the boundaries of a Count Circle, then you can stay home and report the birds that visit your feeder once you have arranged to do so with the Count Compiler! Naturally, fun.



Audubon Mangager Is Named a Fellow

Nov 27th, 2011 | By

Ken Elkins, education program manager for the Audubon Center at Bent of the River, was recently named a Fellow of Audubon and Toyota’s TogetherGreen program. Over the next 18 months, with the support of the TogetherGreen Fellowship, Mr. Elkins will develop a replicable, low-cost therapeutic program that will bring the healing power of the natural

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Prospect of hunting on Guilford’s East River Preserve draws fire (video)

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By

While many aspects of the East River Preserve plan drew few questions and comments at a public hearing Wednesday, a proposal to allow hunting on the 583-acre tract elicited numerous emotional responses from the crowd. Some said the sport should be banned on the land, saying it isn’t safe, and that officials didn’t inform the

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A sanctuary for wildlife, plants in Milford

Aug 11th, 2011 | By

In a little corner of Milford nature bursts into full view. A meeting of three diverse ecosystems where freshwater from the Housatonic River merges with an 840-acre salt marsh, and Long Island Sound is just a few hundred yards away. Read more here: A sanctuary for wildlife, plants in Milford | On the Green with

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Chestnut comeback seeded at Audubon site

May 9th, 2011 | By

Another act of the American chestnut tree’s comeback attempt was carried out at the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society’s Wigwam Brook Orchard on Saturday. Read more here: Chestnut comeback seeded at Audubon site The Republican-American.



Birds Report: In ‘Connecticut State of the Birds 2011′ report, concern about forest land

Mar 6th, 2011 | By

When the colonists settled here, they cut down the trees to build homes. But the forests grew back. In the 1700s, the growth of farming brought more trees down. Again, the forests came back as farming declined from 1840 to 1940.

But the forests are no longer growing back, and that’s a major concern of the Connecticut Audubon Society in its “Connecticut State of the Birds 2011.”



The Register’s Nature Calendar

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

From a New Year’s Day Hike in Hamden to First Wednesday Walks with the New Haven Bird Club, walks in Osbornedale State Park, a talk with Dr. Robert DeCandido at a meeting of the Menunkatuck Audubon Society, the History of New Haven Bird Club with John Triana. The New Haven Register has a nice nature

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Patrick Comins to be featured on BirdNote

Dec 9th, 2010 | By

Tune in to WNPR Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, to hear “Environmental Success at Long Beach, Connecticut,” featuring Patrick Comins, Conservation Director for Audubon Connecticut.



Hawk Fest Celebrates Migration Oct. 9-10, Greenwich

Oct 7th, 2010 | By

Migrating hawks in the sky are the headliners, but also on the bill at Audubon Greenwich’s Hawk Fest and Green Bazaar this weekend — kid-friendly activities and concerts, nature games, a honey harvest with a chance to help spin honey from the combs, hikes, strolls and “eco-friendly” vendors of all kinds. Stop by and say “Hi” to The Headlines!