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

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.

Unless otherwise indicated, General Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month
in the Learning Cnter 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.

A History of the Christmas Bird Count
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
Monday, December 3 ~ 7:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
LHAS’s Ray Belding, in his usual jovial style, will tell us about the
history of the CBC, starting with its inception by National Audubon
and covering LHAS’s participation in the count from the mid-1950s.
 Ray has been involved with the CBC for more than 40 years.

Birding Events & Field Trips
If you want to get emailed trip notices, special club announcements, etc.,
contact David Zomick at 860-584-2824 or
You can also check our website,

Annual Duck Ramble
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
Saturday, November 17 ~ 8:00 am
White Memorial
Noted birder Greg Hanisek will once again help
 us identify ducks and other birds at Bantam Lake.
Meet at the White Memorial Museum
 parking lot. Heavy rain will cancel.
 For more information,
call Greg at 203-754-4401.

 Boyd Woods/Wigwam Brook Sanctuaries Walk
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
Saturday, November 24 ~ 1:00 pm
 Boyd Woods/Wigwam Brook Sanctuaries
Feeling stuffed from all the Thanksgiving feasting? Join Boyd Woods
 Sanctuary co-chairs Rich and Debbie Martin for a 2.5-mile walk to
 burn off some of those holiday calories. The trails, which pass through
 a variety of habitats at Boyd Woods, take us to a “Secret Trail” that leads
 to our final destination, Wigwam Brook Sanctuary. There will be a few hills
 and valleys along the way, but overall the walking is easy. The late-fall
woodland can appear quite drab, but there will be plenty to see and discuss
 at our two scenic LHAS sanctuaries. Meet at the Boyd Woods parking
lot on Route 254 in Litchfield. No dogs allowed. Rain cancels.
 For more information, contact Debbie Martin at
barnowl524 or 860-819-7462.

Christmas Bird Census
 Sunday, December 16 ~ All Day
White Memorial

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

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!
 Email: Phone: 203-706-0474.