Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
P. O. Box 861
Litchfield, CT 06759-0861


MEETING CHANGES
Bad weather? Our meeting and event cancellations or postponements
are broadcast on WFSB TV Channel 3 in Hartford and on radio station WZBG at 97.3 FM.
To get added to our email notification list, send an email to berryledges@optonline.net.

Meetings
Unless otherwise indicated, General Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month
at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road (Rt. 202), Litchfield, CT.
When the first Monday of the month falls on a holiday, the meeting is held on the second Monday.
Refreshments are served at 7 p.m.  The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and the program follows.
The April and October meetings are Potluck Dinners starting at 6:30 p.m.
The June meeting is the Annual Meeting and Dinner held at a local restaurant; it begins at 6 p.m.
Our August meeting is the annual Picnic at Boyd Woods Sanctuary; it begins at 6 p.m.
Board of Directors Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every other month
at 7:15 p.m. in the Education Room at the Litchfield Community Center.

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Annual Meeting & Dinner
LH Audubon Society
Monday, June 4 ~ 6:00 pm
Chatterley’s Banquet Facility
(formerly Cornucopia) in Torrington
Program: Audubon in Action
We are honored to have as our guest speaker National Audubon President
 and CEO David Yarnold, who will let us know how Audubon is working
across the country and internationally to protect birds and the places
they need to survive and thrive. You will also enjoy a great buffet dinner
 at Chatterley’s Banquet Facility (formerly Cornucopia) in Torrington,
 socialize with your LHAS friends, and meet leaders
 from other Audubon chapters in our state.

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General Meeting
LH Audubon Society
Monday, July 2 ~ 7:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Program: Butterflies and Moths:
The Jewels in Your Backyard
You’ll be entertained and enlightened by naturalist John Himmelman’s
presentation, featuring photos of these dazzling insects from around
 Connecticut. An author, illustrator, and popular lecturer, John is a
 cofounder of the Connecticut Butterfly Association
and past president of the New Haven Bird Club.

Birding Events & Field Trips
WANT TO KNOW ABOUT NEWLY SCHEDULED FIELD TRIPS?
PLEASE GIVE US YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
If you want to get emailed trip notices, special club announcements, etc.,
contact David Zomick at 860-584-2824 or dzsurtudo@gmail.com
You can also check our website, www.lhasct.org

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CT Trails Day Walk
LH Audubon Society
Saturday, June 2 ~ 9:00-11:30 am
Wigwam Brook Sanctuary
This is an easy 2-mile walk around the sanctuary’s Conifer/Chestnut Loop
and on the new Bones and Bottles Trail. Once farmland, the property is
now a beneficial wildlife habitat thanks to its preservation and decades
 of beaver activity along this section of Wigwam Brook.

The walk leaders, Debbie Martin and Terri Bianchi, will discuss and i
dentify birds and wildflowers as we pass through wooded and wetland
habitats and around an overgrown Christmas tree plantation. Trails may
be wet in spots, so waterproof footwear is recommended. You are
encouraged to bring binoculars, water to drink, a snack, and insect repellent.

Registration is not required. No dogs allowed.
Park at the Wigwam Brook Wildlife Sanctuary lot on
Lipeika Road, which is a dirt road off Route 254
 in Litchfield, about 1/4 mile south of Route 118.
For more information, contact Debbie Martin
at barnowl524@hotmail.com or 860.819.7462

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Wednesday Morning Birding with Ray
Wednesday, June 6  ~ Time TBA
LH Audubon Society
Location TBA
Join Ray Belding for a morning of birding.
For meeting time and location,

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Summer Solstice Paddling Trip
LH Audubon Society
Thursday, June 21 ~ 6:30 pm
White Memorial.Conservation Center
Celebrate the arrival of summer with an evening paddling trip on the
 Bantam River at White Memorial. We’ll be sure to see beavers and birds,
 so bring a camera or binoculars (and a way to keep them dry!).
Also bring snacks, water, insect repellent, and life vest (PFD),
and wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Depending on water level,
 we may have to drag our kayaks/canoes over a beaver dam or two.
Meet at the dirt parking area next to the put-in by the bridge on
Whites Woods Road. Heavy rain or thunderstorm cancels.

Please let Diane know in ADVANCE if you will
participate by contacting her at 860.309.5139

Junior Audubon Calendar
Junior Audubon provides an opportunity
for grade-school children to learn about nature,
the environment, and the creatures that live there.
It is sponsored by the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society and it is FREE.
Children of all ages and their parents have enjoyed
Junior Audubon activities, but we plan events
for children in grades 2 through 5.
To get on our email list or for more information,
contact Donna Rose Smith at 203-706-0474

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Blinkers and Flyers on a Summer Evening
LH Junior Audubon
 Sunday, June 24 ~ 8:00 pm
Boyd Woods Sanctuary
Come to Boyd Woods and search for fireflies, also called lightning bugs,
 in the meadows and look for bats flying over- head. Fireflies are not flies
nor are they bugs; they are blinking beetles! As darkness sets in we will
 see if we can find any fireflies and spot bats. Bring a jar with an old sock
or hosiery or a critter carrier and learn how to safely handle these beetles.
Naturalist Donna Rose Smith will be there to guide you.

Meet at the Boyd Woods Sanctuary
parking area on Route 254 in Litchfield.
Check our website, www.lhasct.org,
for other upcoming Junior Audubon activities.

Please let us know if you are joining us so
we can be sure to have enough supplies.
BUT don’t let that stop you from
joining us at the last minute!
Phone: 203-706-0474.

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Chestnut Tree Planting
at Wigwam Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Saturday, May 5, 2012
sponsored by the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society