January events at Audubon Society Center

Glastonbury - posted Dec, 11 2013

GLASTONBURY - The following are events sponsored by the Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS). Events are held at the CT Audubon Society Center, 1361 Main St., Glastonbury. For more information, directions to the walks or to reserve tickets, call 860-633-8402. Visit www.ctaudubon.org. A concert by Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The powerhouse duo of Amy Gallatin and renowned resophonic guitarist Roger Williams joined forces a few years ago to explore their mutual love of country standards, served up with an acoustic treatment in the bluegrass vein. The result is a toe-tapping blend of heartfelt vocals, soaring harmonies and red-hot picking, traditional yet modern and distinct. This concert usually sells out, so call 860-633-8402 to reserve your seats. Admission is $15 CAS members; $20 non-members. Children under 12 years of age are half price. Our Natural World 18th Annual Photography Contest - Calling all amateur photographers to enter as many as three nature photographs in the contest. The photos must fit into one of the following seven categories: plants; animals; birds; butterflies and bugs; landscapes; nature's miracles; and people in relationship with nature. Submit framed photos Jan. 14 through 18, 1 to 5 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per photograph. There's also a children's division for age 12 and under, for $10 per framed photo. Three experienced photographers will judge and choose the winning photographs just prior to the reception on Feb. 1. Photos will be on exhibit Feb. 3 through 28. for more information. Entry forms, schedule and specifics available at www.ctaudubon.org /Glastonbury Center. Brisk Winter Walks - This is the schedule for the Great Meadows Conservation Trust (GMCT) winter walks for 2014, co-sponsored with the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury and the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center in Wethersfield. For directions to any of the walks, please call 860-633-8402: On Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wethersfield. Meet Jim Woodworth at 160 Middletown Ave., south of Maple St., on GMCT’s wood parcel. Cross the new bridge and follow the trail along the marsh and around the loop past the 18th-century house site. Hike will continue along the edge of the farm fields that once hosted the original Pyquag Native American summer camp and along the marsh. On Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to noon. Wethersfield. Meet Jim Woodworth at 412 Hartford Ave., corner of Jordan Lane, for a short walk through our new gate to our Wolf parcel and DeMille easement. Observe grassland habitat improvements made with the help of a WHIP grant. and gather trash depending on the snow cover. Stay for a longer walk up Hartford Ave., and out along the Hartford dike to the river. On Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m., Glastonbury. Meet Larry Lunden at 57 Point Rd, off of Naubuc Ave. south of Route 3 overpass. A long hike to our Dickau, Beers, Baril and Bidwell parcels in Point Meadows. On Sunday, Jan. 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Glastonbury. Meet Penny Rusnak at Ferry Park, 263 Ferry Lane. Walk upstream along the Connecticut River through farm fields to explore the Trust's easement on the late 19th-century coal wharf once owned by the South Glastonbury Steamboat Wharf Company.

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