Spring gets into full swing in April at Audubon Greenwich. To start your morning off right, visitors are invited to take a walk from 7 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. on Saturdays and 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in April and May to look for birds at two local birding “hot spots”. Participants will look for wood thrush, orioles, tanagers, and other Neotropical migratory birds that return to the US for the nesting season. Don’t forget to bring binoculars and a camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. The event is free but an RSVP is required, call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230 to reserve your spot.
There will be a program on organic lawns for homeowners on April 3 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with tips that will help people maintain great lawns while skipping synthetic landscaping products known to be hazardous to pets and people. Advance RSVP and payment requested. Visit www.ctnofa.org to sign up or call Stephanie at: 203-869-5272 x239.
There are two programs on tap on April 5. The first is an early spring hike to lovely Mead Lake from 2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. As you walk along you will see the signs of the spring thaw and will seek out colorful tree buds, early flowers and look for early emerging turtles, frogs, snakes, insects, and returning wetland and water birds. All ages are welcome on this hike, but please RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.
Also on April 5 is a program on Sustainable Seafood lead by a panel with chefs and experts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Slow Food Metro North and Audubon present a discussion about the challenges of harvesting seafood sustainably and how consumer’s choices drive demand and fishing practices. Guests will learn what the best fish options are, who serves them, and how to cook them. This session is $10 per person and an RSVP is required to http://firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239.
Audubon Greenwich is located on 613 Riversville Rd. in Greenwich, for information http://greenwich.audubon.org.