Litchfield Hills

Audubon Society

 

Welcome to Litchfield Hills Audubon Society

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitat, for the benefit of the community, through conservation, education and research.

We offer programs, field trips and events that promote and teach conservation, awareness of environmental issues, wildlife management and the overall enjoyment of nature and all that it has to offer.

LHAS has benefited 27 communities over the years by welcoming the public to participate in chapter offerings which include:

Litchfield Hills Audubon Society Inc.

P.O. Box 861

Litchfield, CT 06759

www.lhasct.org

e-mail:lhasct@me.com

General meetings and programs are held the first Monday of every month, 7:00 PM, (unless otherwise noted) at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd. (Rt. 202) Litchfield, CT.

Upcoming Programs

* Field Trips

* Nature Walks

* Annual Duck Ramble

* Annual Bird Count

* In-school Programs

* Monthly Programs

* Special Events

* Scholarships

* Pot Luck Suppers

* Junior Audubon

The latest issue, Sept/Oct 2016, of the Chickadee Chatter newsletter is now available on-line.

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Upcoming Events

October 3, 6:30 PM

Gina Nichol, a tour leader, naturalist, and founder of Sunrise Birding LLC, will present a program that reveals the avian delights of the Greek island Lesvos.

This evening is also our fall potluck dinner — hence, the earlier starting time! So bring a dish to share and your own place setting.

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Lesvos: European Spring Migration Magic; Potluck Dinner

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The Litchfield Hills Audubon Society (LHAS), was chartered in 1955 as a local Connecticut chapter of the National Audubon Society, a non-profit organization serving Litchfield County and surrounding areas.

Summer at Boyd Woods  

(see calendar section for details)

Oct. 15, 2016, 9 AM

Fall Foliage Paddling Trip on the Housatonic River

Junior Audubon

Oct. 9 2016, 1 PM

Discovery Walk

The forest and field areas of Boyd Woods are full of opportunities to discover. We’ll look for birds, bugs, flowers and more.

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Oct. 16, 2016, 11 AM

“Over the Top” — Hike Over Prospect Mountain

Oct. 21 2016

Fall Migration Birding at Cape May, NJ

Ahoy, Matey’s! New England Pelagic Birding

Climb aboard for an adventure you will not soon forget! Tom Robben, a pelagic specialist, has arranged for an amazing pelagic birding trip chartered by the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA). This will be a joint trip with Hartford Audubon Society. Expect exciting birding — and whales too!

Stellwagen Bank and the Gulf of Maine — Saturday, October 1, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m., departing from Gloucester, Massachusetts. (Plan to drive up there on Saturday evening.) This trip will combine whale watching, seabirding, and marine science. One or more top marine scientists will be on board to explain how the whole marine ecosystem, including birds, whales, fish, plankton, etc., fits together. Probable seabird sightings: shearwaters, storm-petrels, and jaegers. Ship cost: $90, payable to NECWA.

To reserve a spot, email Tom Robben at robben99@gmail.com. Then register with and pay NECWA for the Ocean Exploration Cruise 2016; contact Carol “Krill” Carson at contact@necwa.org or 508-566-0009.

Questions? Contact David Zomick at: dzsurtudo@gmail.com or 860-584-2824.