Bird Collision Expert Visits Audubon and Bird-friendly Window & Building Design

05/11/2011

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

Bird Collision: 5:30-8:30 pm. From high-rises to single-story structures, large glass windows are a common feature in buildings. Sadly, bird mortality from collisions is a "biologically significant" issue and can lead to local, regional, and national declines in bird populations. Songbirds - already imperiled by habitat loss and other environmental stressors - are especially vulnerable to nighttime collisions during migration, and to daytime glass collisions as they seek food and resting perches among urban buildings. NYC Audubon estimates that 100 million birds are killed every year in the U.S. alone through building collision and some experts believe the number is perhaps as many as one billion killed annually. 5:30-8:30 pm. Bird-friendly Window & Building Design:Reception at 5:30 pm & Program at 7:30 pm. Exciting new developments in the world of building and window design will be explained by Dr. Chris Sheppard from the American Bird Conservancy. $5 per person. Space limited.  RSVP required to Jeff: x239. Note: Earlier on same day, Audubon will host a longer course designed for architects and building professionals. For information about the earlier program, please contact Jeff Cordulack at x239.

Friday Family Campfire at Earthplace

05/13/2011 to 05/13/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06881. Phone: 203-227-7253.

Enjoy toasting marshmallows for s'mores at the first campfire of the season.  The theme will be announced later.  Bring a chair or blanket. $8 per member, $10 per non-member. Pre-registration required, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Critters and Crafts at EarthPlace

05/14/2011

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-7253.

Enjoy a family program with a live animal, story and craft.  There is a different theme each time.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Ages 3 and above.  2:30 - 3:15 PM.

Easton's Historic Bradley Hubbell House Clean-Up Day Planned by The Historical Society of Easton

05/14/2011

535 Black Rock Turnpike., Easton, CT 06612. Phone: (203) 581-0850.

On Saturday,  9 AM - 12 Noon. The Bradley-Hubbell Museum will be open starting in June.  We have planned a clean-up day on the property. We'd love your help and the help of any student in the area ages 10 on up.  We plan to work on leaf and tree debris removal, clean-up in the barn and garage, as well as window and interior house cleaning.  The property is located at   Students who need to fulfill community service hours and Girl/Boy Scout Troops are encouraged to attend.  Contact Lisa Burghardt for further information.



Norwalk Quilt Trail Opens with Receptions, Lectures and Tours

05/14/2011 to 05/15/2011

Norwalk, CT 06851. Phone: 203-246-3740.

Saturday, May 14: 1:00-4:00 p.m. -- Quilt Airing (free) 1:00-4:00 p.m. -- Exhibit: A Common Thread: Family History Told through Quilting (admission $5.00 for adults) 5:00-8:00 p.m. -- Reception (free) Rowayton Historical Society Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853. Display Opening: Trains, Planes and Automobiles: Interest Starts Early (donation) 12:00-5:00 p.m. SoNo Switch Tower Museum, 77 Washington Street, South Norwalk 06854 Exhibit Opening: The Craze of Crazy Quilts ($6.00-$10.00) Tours: 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Mathews Park, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk 06850.  Sunday, May 15 3:00 p.m. -- Lecture: Quilts & Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut -- Sue Reich (admission $5.00 for adults) 5:00-7:00 p.m. -- Reception and Exhibit: Collected & Cherished: Quilts made and collected in Norwalk (free) Norwalk Historical Society Mill Hill Historic Park - Town House, 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT  06851. The NQT is a six-month collaborative event by local cultural organizations spotlighting beautifully crafted, handmade quilts made and collected in Norwalk. For information, call 203-246-3740.

 

East Cemetery Interactive Graveyard Tour to mark the 150th anniversary of the Conclusion of the Civil War - Fairfield

05/14/2011

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

On Saturday, at 2:00 pm - 4 p.m. Tour the East Cemetery, located at the end of the Old Post Road in Fairfield to mark the 150th anniversary of the Conclusion of the Civil War. To honor this momentous occasion and the Fourteen Fairfield Civil War veterans buried in the East Cemetery, the tour will include the following Fairfield individuals: a Revolutionary War Soldier, Amelia Sturges who married J. Pierpont Morgan, John Bunker who lived in the Sun Tavern during the middle 1800s and a War of 1812 veteran. Tour participants will also learn about the history of the cemetery and the symbols on the gravestones.
Fee: $7; Members, $5. For more information contact info@fairfieldhs.org

International Migratory Bird Day at Connecticut Audubon Society - Fairfield

05/14/2011

314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-0416.

On Saturday, May 14, 8:00 a.m. – noon. Celebrate spring and the return of our migratory birds from the tropics!  Help celebrate "International Migratory Bird Day" at the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary from 8:00 a.m. – noon.  Discover the amazing journey that birds undertake each spring and fall from their wintering grounds in South America. How do they know where to go?  How long does it take them to get there?  What are the challenges they face along the way?  These questions and more will be answered during a bird banding demonstration by licensed bird banders. Visit the website for more information

 



Modern House Day Tour + Symposium - New Canaan Historical Society

05/14/2011

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-1776.

On Saturday, 9 - 5 p.m. You are invited to a special all-day event.  Morning symposium will be a lively dialogue on "seeing modern" in architecture, art, film and furnishings presented by contemporary leaders in those fields, followed by afternoon tours of modern homes by internationally known architects John Black Lee, Elliott Noyes, Alan Goldberg, Hugh Smallen, Toshiko Mori, Landis Gores, Kengo Kuma and Specht Harpman. Ticket $295 (inclues symposium, tour, continental breakfast, lunch and evening cocktail reception) Visit the website for more information.

Pond Ecology at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

05/14/2011

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322 - 6971.

1 pm - 2 pm. Location: Bartlett Visitor Center terrace. Spend an hour scooping in our pond abound with duckweed, tadpoles and a variety of insects. Wear water and mud friendly clothes. This is a family program. Instructor: Todd DuPont Members $12 Non Members $18 Free to children under 12.

International Migratory Bird Day at Audubon Greenwich

05/14/2011

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

On Saturday, Annual Bird Walk & Bird Breakfast 6:30-9:30 am. Join this annual Audubon tradition when people of all ages rise and shine in search of birds and signs of spring. After the bird walk, arrive in the barn for a hearty, home-cooked breakfast prepared by Audubon staff and volunteers. Meet in main parking area to hike. RSVP required for breakfast. $8 per person. RSVP to Store: 203-869-5272  x221. Special Guest Lecture: Unraveling Wood Thrush Declines 9:30-10:30 am. Matt Jeffrey from Audubon's International Alliances Program explains Wood Thrush migration and how the loss of tropical forests seems to force Wood Thrushes into habitat where they may have higher mortality rates, while on their wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America. $5 suggested donation. No RSVP required.