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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Litchfield Hills Audubon CALENDAR—2018

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BIRD WALKS and EVENTS for 2018:

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LHAS—Meetings and Events
LHAS—Meetings and Events

October 1 . . . . General Meeting and Potluck Supper

Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Program: The Beautiful Art of Birding

Lesley Roy, artist, photographer, entrepreneur, and Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism for the City of New Haven, will present a beautiful visual story of birds, including her artwork, reflecting local birds and those photo- graphed during her travels in Costa Rica, Panama, and Brazil. This program is amazing!

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

September 29 . . . . Saturday, 7:00 a.m.

Central Park NYC

Join Gus Molitano and Pam Hicks for a leisurely walk while birding through New York’s Central Park. We will stop at Gus’s favorite spots for pastries and a bite to eat. Meet us at the Litchfield Community Center at 7 a.m. From there we will drive to a train station and then ride into the city. There will be a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Leaders will send you an email with specifics. Rain cancels.

Please let one of the leaders know in advance if you plan to attend — contact Pam at 203-922-2684 or smilesmyles@yahoo.com, or contact Gus at cdb1865@snet. net or 860-379-1185.

October 3 . . . . Wednesday, Time TBA

Wednesday Morning Birding with Ray

Join Ray Belding for a morning of birding.

For meeting time and location, email Ray at turaco3000@gmail.com and ask him to put you on his email list.

October  6 . . . . Saturday, 10:00 a.m.

Art Studio of Holly Hall, Farmington Valley Arts Center

Come and see the beautiful artwork of LHAS member Holly Hall and other artists during the Open Studio Day at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon. Holly believes there is a close connection between the humanities and our love of the natural world. Her art expresses this and includes many paintings and pieces dedicated to birds and the natural environment. Meet at the Arts Center located at 25 Arts Center Lane, Avon.

For directions, see the arts center’s website, artsfvac.org.

October 10 . . . . Wednesday, Time TBA

Wednesday Morning Birding with Ray

Join Ray Belding for a morning of birding.

For meeting time and location, email Ray at turaco3000@gmail.com and ask him to put you on his email list.

October  13 . . . . Saturday, 8:00 a.m.

Sparrow Search, with Western CT Bird Club

LHAS members are invited to join Russ Naylor on his annual Southbury Sparrow Search with the Western Connecticut Bird Club. He will visit Audubon Center Bent of the River in Southbury, the Southbury Training School Farm (a recognized IBA), and a few other nearby areas. He and his fellow “featherquesters” will sleuth out sparrows and other mid-fall migrants. Meet in the Bent of the River parking lot. Directions: Take Route 6 west through Woodbury to Route 67 in Southbury. Turn right onto Route 67 west. Go approximately 3 miles to Route 172 (South Britain Road); turn left onto 172. Go about 1.5 miles to South Britain General Store. There, turn right onto East Flat Hill Road. Go about 0.5 mile to Bent of the River entrance on the left.

Rain date: Sunday, October 14. For more information, call Russ Naylor at 203-841-7779.

October 17 . . . . Wednesday, Time TBA

Wednesday Morning Birding with Ray

Join Ray Belding for a morning of birding.

For meeting time and location, email Ray at turaco3000@gmail.com and ask him to put you on his email list.

October  19-21 . . . . Friday - Sunday

Birding at Cape May

We are on for another great time at Cape May! Birding is scheduled in great locations like the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and well-known hot spots in lower Cape May County. Also on the tour is a brief stop at one of the biggest birding exhibitions on the East Coast. Lodging once again will be at the Hyland Motor Inn in the town of Cape May Court- house. Ten rooms have been reserved for Friday and Saturday nights at $194 (total) and are based on double occupancy.

If you want to attend, have a roommate in mind, will carpool with someone or have room in your car, or need questions answered, contact Dave Tripp by email at dtrippjr@gmail.com.

October 24 . . . . Wednesday, Time TBA

Wednesday Morning Birding with Ray

Join Ray Belding for a morning of birding.

For meeting time and location, email Ray at turaco3000@gmail.com and ask him to put you on his email list.

October  28 . . . . Sunday, 9:30 a.m. (carpool)

Hike at Tunxis Wildlife Management Area, West Hartland

Join Gus Molitano for a hike at Tunxis Wildlife Management Area. Meet at the Riverton General Store (2 Main St., Route 20) at 9:30 a.m. We will hike in a northerly direction. Wear sturdy shoes and bring hiking poles, insect repellent, lunch, water, etc. Hike should finish mid to late afternoon. All weather permitting!

For more information, contact Gus at cdb1865@snet.net or 860-379-1185.

October  14 . . . . Sunday, 7:45 a.m. (carpool)

Walk and Explore Deer Pond Farm

Deer Pond Farm is the newly opened Connecticut Audubon sanctuary at 57 Wakeman Hill Road in Sherman, CT. The carpool will meet at the Litchfield Community Center at 7:45 a.m. for a guided walk of this beautiful property featuring 10 acres of trails.

For more information, contact Michael Audette at mga911c4@gmail.com or 860-388-7874.

October 31 . . . . Wednesday, Time TBA

Wednesday Morning Birding with Ray

Join Ray Belding for a morning of birding.

For meeting time and location, email Ray at turaco3000@gmail.com and ask him to put you on his email list.

November 5 . . . . General Meeting

Monday, 7:00 p.m.

Program: Fascinating Facts about Fishers

It’s not a feline and doesn’t fish — so why did the fisher come to be called a fisher cat? And did you know that fishers actually prey on porcupines? (Ouch!) Find out these and other fascinating facts about this mysterious member of the weasel family. Once extirpated from Connecticut, these small, furry animals now inhabit parts of our state. Diane Edwards, a Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present this program, which was created by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.