Connecticut Audubon Does Spring!

This is information for our friends who “Go Green” at CT Audubon are having some amazing events throughout the month of April and have some great plans for May!

All of these events are held at The Coastal Center at Milford Point, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford.

Return of the Osprey Party Saturday, April 22, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
$40/person and $75/couple

Spring Frogs Are Here! Tuesday, April 18 10- 11 am
Spring is here! Learn about spring peepers, those tiny, brown frogs that whistle and peep to let us know spring is here. Even though they are only the size of a postage stamp, a chorus of them will delight your ears at night.
members $8/class, non-members $10/class, additional siblings $5/class.
Pre-registration required. To register call 203-878-7440 ext. 502.

SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30,  9 am – 5 pm
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one – or maybe even save a life.
SOLO’s comprehensive introductory course incorporates mock rescue scenarios which provide hands-on experience in first aid and long-term patient care in the back-country. WFA is recognized by the American Camping Association, and the Connecticut Summer Camp Licensing Boards’ first aid requirements. This course is accepted as a re-certification course for WFR (80-hour Wilderness First Responder).
Cost: $220 includes snacks ($100 non-refundable). There is an additional fee for CPR training; please inquire if interested. Payment in full is due upon registration.

Coming in May – Spring Lecture Series:  Sundays at 1 pm
$5 per lecture for members
$8 per lecture for non-members

Sunday, May 7
Gregory Nobles, Author of “John James Audubon: the Nature of the American Woodsman”
Gregory Nobles believes that one of Audubon’s greatest creations was himself.  Nobles explores the central irony of Audubon’s true nature: the man who took so much time and trouble to depict birds so carefully left us a bold, but deceptive, picture of himself.

Sunday, May 21
Felicia Ortner, CT Master Wildlife Conservationist – Connecticut’s Black Bears/the Bear Reality
Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and common misunderstandings. Accumulated data reveals the black bear is seldom aggressive toward humans.

Sunday, May 28
Professor Jo-Marie Kasinak, Sacred Heart University Biology Department – Project Limulus/Horseshoe Crabs
Join Professor Kasinak for a horseshoe crab ecology talk and walk. You’ll have an opportunity to help tag horseshoe crabs with Project Limulus, too.  Please bring waterproof boots.

For more details call 203-878-7440 ext. 502 or visit www.ctaudubon.org

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