Bryophyte Field Identification at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

04/21/2011

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

10 am - 11:30 am. Location:Bartlett Visitor Center. An introduction to the methods of identifying common mosses, liverworts and hornworts in the field using a hand lens. Their basic biology, structures and methods of collecting specimens will all be covered. Dress for inclement weather and bring a hand lens. Call to register. Instructor: Eric C Morgan, Bartlett Arboretum Curator of Botany. To register call 203-322-6971. Members $12, Non members $18.

Greenwich Historical Society Lecture--Connecticut's Role in the Civil War

04/21/2011

39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

On Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7PM at the Vanderbilt Education Center of the Greenwich Historical Society a lecture by Matthew Warshauer--Connecticut's Role in the Civil War wil be held.  Based on Mr. Warshauer's book, Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice and Survival--the presentation will touch upon Greenwich's contributions to the war effort, our war memorial--corner of Putnam and Maple Avenue--and plans under way to mark the state's 150th commemoration of the Civil War.  Dr. Warshauer is a specialist on 19th century political and constitutional history.  Call for further information.

Bryophyte Field Identification - Bartlett Arboretum Stamfod

04/21/2011 to 04/21/2011

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

This course will introduce participants to the basic methods of identifying common mosses, liverworts and hornworts in the field using a hand lens. Their basic biology, structures and methods of collecting specimens will all be covered. Dress for inclement weather and bring a hand lens. Call to register. Instructor: Eric C Morgan, Bartlett Arboretum Curator of Botany. Members $12, Non- members $18. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit websie or email.

Audubon at Home: Listening to the Landscape Using Nature's Clues to Design a Garden - Audubon Greenwich

04/23/2011

613 Riversville Rd. , Greenwich, CT 06831.

On Saturday, 3:00-4:30 pm. Gardeners and nature enthusiasts: Please join us for this special lecture. Listening to the Landscape: Using Nature's Clues to Design a Garden That Works With Scott LaFleur, the Horticulture Director for the New England Wild Flower Society. With native plant selections, gardens can attract more birds, bees, butterflies, and many of Mother Nature's other wonders to your garden. Please join Audubon members and supporters when Scott LaFleur, the Horticulture Director for the New England Wild Flower Society, makes a special visit to teach how to add stunning native plants to gardens. Mr. LaFleur will share favorite combinations of plants for sun, shade, coastal, and woodland settings and teach guests about the symbiotic relationships in natural ecosystems that help guide plant selections for wildlife-inviting, sustainable landscapes. To learn more about native plants for this region and the New England Wild Flower Society, visit:  www.NewEnglandWILD.org This is part of our "Audubon At Home http://audubonct.org/BirdSci_AAH.html>" initiative. $5/suggested donation. To RSVP, leave a message at 203-869-5272 x239.


Local Wildflower Walk at Audubon Greenwich

04/23/2011

613 Riversville Rd. , Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272 X221.

On Saturday, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Walk and search for early spring wildflowers. Learn their life histories, ecological niches and insect pollination partners. Ages 5 & up. RSVP to Store:  203-869-5272 X221.

Eco-Kid Bash in Bridgeport

04/23/2011

1001 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 800-385-6080.

On Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 1PM to 4PM inside the Arcade Mall in downtown Bridgeport Eco-Kid Bash will take place.  Families wil meet eco-conscious vendors. Children will have entertainment, get their face painted and make crafts from recycled materials.  Sponsored by Gumdrop Swap Kids Boutique.  Free and open to the public.

Local Wildflower Walk and Lecture: Listening to the Landscape at Greenwich Audubon

04/23/2011

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

Local Wildflower Walk 1:30-3:00 pm. Walk and search for early spring wildflowers. Learn their life histories, ecological niches and insect pollination partners. Ages 5 & up. RSVP to Store:  203-869-5272 x221. Listening to the Landscape: Using Nature's Clues to Design a Garden That Works 3:00-4:30 pm .With Scott LaFleur, the Horticulture Director for the New England Wild Flower Society. With proper plant selection, gardens will attract more birds, bees, butterflies, and other exciting critters to your garden. Scott LaFleur, the Horticulture Director for the New England Wild Flower Society, will make a special visit to teach how to add stunning native plants to gardens. Mr. LaFleur will share favorite combinations of plants for sun, shade, coastal, and woodland settings and teach guests about the symbiotic relationships in natural ecosystems that help guide plant selections for wildlife-inviting, sustainable landscapes. An Audubon At Home initiative. $5/adult. RSVP to Jeff: x239.

Faure Requiem, Randall Atcheson, Conducts at The Stanwich Congregational Church Choir and Chamber Orchestra - Greenwich

04/23/2011

202 Taconic Rd., Lordship, CT 06831. Phone: 203-661-4420.

On Sat. 3 p.m. in an Easer Eve performance of the Faure Requiem with solists Denise LeVan, soprano, Wendy Gerbier, mezzo-soprano, and Wiley Maddox, bass. A reception follows the performance. Freewill offering. Call for more information.

Strauss’ Capriccio, Quick Center for the Arts

04/23/2011

1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06428. Phone: 203-254-4010.

Performances at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Encore), Quick Center for the Arts. Renée Fleming stars with Joseph Kaiser, Sarah Connolly, Russell Braun, Morten Frank Larsen and Peter Rose.  Andrew Davis conducts. $22 general, $20 seniors, $15 children & students.

Heckscher Farm Egg Hunt at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

04/23/2011 to 04/23/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646,.

Join us for Heckscher Farm’s annual Egg Hunt Saturday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Children ages six and younger can bring their own baskets and hunt for the hundreds of eggs that will be hidden all over the farm. Eggs will be distributed throughout the two-hour event. At the end of the hunt, eggs may be turned in for a goody bag. Stay after and enjoy our Nature’s Playground and meet our furry friends on the farm including Dakota the Clydesdale, Maggie the Brown Swiss cow and Speedbump the goat. Parents and older kids are welcome to come along. Members: Free / Non-Members: Free with gate admission For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail or visit website.