For the Birds in January!

The Greenwich Audubon has a full series of events planned for the end of January that assures fun for young and old alike.


The Greenwich Audubon has a full series of events planned for the end of January that assures fun for young and old alike.

On January 19 for example the Audubon is hosting a hike on the Old Pasture Trail from 1 pm to 3 p.m. Participants will explore the eastern woodlands and fields as well as the shores of Mead Lake on this 1.5 miles hike as they look for winter birds, animal tracks and other evidence of wildlife activity. Also on the 19th from 1 pm to 2 pm there is a family friendly bird county where participants will learn about watching and feeding winter birds.

On Saturday, January 26 visitors are invited to be wildlife track detectives on the Animal Tracks and Traces walk from 1 pm - 2 pm. Help Audubon staff find and interpret clues about what wildlife has been active at the center and what they do in the wintertime.  Also on the 26 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm the Audubon is hosting a Winter Moonlight Walk.  Pariticpants will hike to Mead Lake with moonlit woods and lakeshore to listen for shifting ice, hooting owls, coyotes, or other wildlife.  Remember to dress warmly with soft (quiet) outer layers. This event is best for ages 7 & up.

For an indoor activity, don’t miss the winter film festival on Jan. 31 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm when the film Microcosmos will be shown. Utilizing macroscopic photography, filmmakers created this fascinating look at the hidden worlds in the life cycle of an ordinary meadow. ‘Microcosmos: Le peuple del'herbe’ won multiple prizes at the 1996 French Academy of Cinema Awards. The filmmakers find humor, drama, and beauty in the lives of tiny flora and fauna as caterpillars transform themselves into butterflies and beetles struggle with foraging

 For more information about Greenwich Audubon visit http://greenwich.audubon.org.  For area information www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com

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