Friday, September 10, 2010

More fall events

Here are some more upcoming fall events are three more Connecticut Audubon Society centers. Please take a look to see if you or anyone you know, especially children, may be interested.

At our Glastonbury Center...
(1361 Main Street, Glastonbury, 860-633-8402)

"Pee Wees" programs on Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. are for 1-3 year olds with an adult, beginning with "Bugs, Slugs, Worms and Life Under a Log!" on Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12; "Native American Customs" on Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23; and "Winter Gift" on Dec. 7. Please pre-register. Fee: $10 CAS members (or a series discount), $13 Non-Members.

"Wees" programs on Mondays, 1-2 p.m. are for 3-5 year olds, beginning with "Bugs, Slugs, Worms and Life Under a Log!" on Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 18; "Things That Go Bump in the Night!" Oct. 25; "Native American Customs" Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22; and "Winter Gift" on Dec. 6. Please pre-register. Fee: $10 CAS members (or a series discount), $13 Non-Members.

Our "Fall Discoverer Series" is for 5-9 year olds. If YOU were an animal, how would you prepare for fall and winter? And how do we mammals handle seasonal change? Each week we'll decide whether to migrate, hibernate or stick around. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. on Sept. 14, "Frogs, Toads, Turtles"; Sept. 21, "Backyard Birds & Bugs,"; Sept. 28, "Squirrels & Chipmunks,"; Oct. 5, "Coyotes & Foxes"; and Oct. 12, "Bats!." Please pre-register. Fee: $10 CAS Members (or a series discount), $13 non-members.

Landscaping for Wildlife on Sat., Sept. 18, 3-4 p.m. Find out which native plants and trees can be used in your yards, gardens and business landscaping to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Our presenter is Robert Wirtanen, B.S. Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, AA.S Natural Resource Technician, Central Lakes College, Level IVE Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. Fee: $20 pre-paid, light refreshments.

At our Pomfret Center...
(189 Pomfret St., Rte 169, Pomfret Center, 860-928-4948)

Saw-whet Owl Banding at 7 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 23, Sat., Oct. 30 and Fri., Nov. 5. It's our fourth year banding Northern Saw-whet Owls as they migrate south: don't miss it! (Our record year was 2007 when we banded 25 different Saw-whet Owls.) Pre-registration required; limit of 20 people per program. Bring your cameras! Program fee: $15 CAS Members, $25 Non-members.

Trails For Toddlers, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2. For children 6 months to 3 years old accompanied by an actively participating adult. We begin with a "Circle Time" of songs, poems and books followed by a short walk on one of Bafflin Sanctuary's trails. Program fee (1 child & 1 adult): $5 CAS Members, $7 Non-members. 6-program series: $25 CAS Members, $35 Non-members.

Bird's-Eye View: Tethered Balloon Rides! Mon., Oct. 11, 4-6 p.m. Have you ever wanted to ride in a a hot air balloon? This is your chance. Head up over the corn maze at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson (Exit 99 off Route 395). Proceeds benefit our Center at Pomfret. Call 860-923-3439 for information and conditions. Fee: $10 per person per ride.

At our Trail Wood Sanctuary...
(93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, 860-928-4948)

After School Nature Club for Grades 2-5 on Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 3:30-5:15 p.m. If you child needs to blow off steam after school, send them to Trail Wood. We'll fill their afternoons with fresh air and hikes on our 168-acre sanctuary and some lessons on wildlife. 6-program series: $50 CAS Members, $60 Non-members.

Guided Tours of Edwin Way Teale's Trail Wood on Sat., Oct. 9, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 10, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Bring family and friends and join us for a leisurely, two-hour walk along the trails that Edwin Way Teale and his wife Nellie named at their former home. Learn how Monument Hill got its name, why the Old Colonial Road is a part of Connecticut's history, what the writing cabin was for and how and why the Teales named the places they traversed almost daily on their 168-acre homestead. Meet in the Visitor's Parking Lot at 93 Kenyon Road in Hampton. Recommended for those 8 years & older (children must be with an adult) who are accustomed to hiking two or more miles. Free although donations are always appreciated.

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