Litchfield Hills

Audubon Society

A local chapter of the National 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.

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KALMIA
Audubon Sanctuary

WELCOME to KALMIA Audubon Sanctuary

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In 1982, Litchfield Hills Audubon Society member Dr. Elizabeth Cooling donated 9.96 acres of her property at the end of Laurel Road in Harwinton to the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society (LHAS) for a nature sanctuary.
The sanctuary was named Kalmia, which is the genus name of Mountain Laurel,(Kalmia latifolia), our state flower.

Upon Dr. Cooling’s passing in 1991, the house (built in 1880) and the remaining 2.73 acres was turned over to LHAS and added to the sanctuary.

Mountain Laurel

* approximately 13 acres of woodlands and open space

* a well marked nature trail

* a colorful butterfly garden

* a variety of Mountain Laurel plantings

* an excellent birding environment

*open to the public

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