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West River Water Festival
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

West River Water Festival

The Eighth Annual West River Water Fest will splash down at West River Memorial Park on Saturday, July 13, taking place from 1 to 4 p.m. at West River Memorial Park at the corner of Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and Rt. 34.

This year’s activities will focus on teaching about the nature around the watershed and the things we can do to help care for it. Free canoe and kayak rides, coloring page activities, bird watching, fishing activities, and more! Free hot dogs and packaged snacks will be served throughout the event.

Activities include:

  • Free guided family canoe rides during the festival

  • Incredible bird life viewed from both land and water, and explained by knowledgeable guides—herons, egrets, ospreys, cedar wax wings, woodpeckers and many other types of sea and land birds

  •  Activities for smaller children including arts and crafts, coloring books, water games, and more

  •  Games, science experiments, and educational activities about the watershed ecosystem and aquatic animals


We hope to see you there!


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Celebrate Spring
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Celebrate Spring

On Sunday, May 19, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm , Menunkatuck Audubon Society and Audubon Connecticut will participate in Massaro Farm’s Celebrate Spring Festival. Come learn about what Audubon is doing in the region for birds and people. Find out what can do to make your home  bird-friendly.

Each year, the farm hosts workshops to help you think of ways of to bring nature closer to you or your diet. Community vendors also share local talents, crafts, and fare as you wander around to some live music. But of course, you need to dance to the live music, which is why participants wrap the farm’s Maypole every year with bright ribbon, which serves as a reminder of Spring for us throughout the entire year.

Massaro Community Farm is a nonprofit, certified organic farm on 57 acres of land deeded to the Town of Woodbridge in 2007 by the Massaro Family, who had farmed the land since 1916. Learn more about Massaro’s Celebrate Spring Festival.

This is a free event.

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World Migratory Bird Day at Westville Village ArtWalk
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

World Migratory Bird Day at Westville Village ArtWalk

Spring is a busy time in the bird world with millions of birds making their way to northern breeding sites after a warm winter in Central and South America. Migration is such an important and impressive event in the animal world that bird enthusiasts throw a festival in its honor.

On Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Menunkatuck Audubon Society and Audubon Connecticut will commemorate our birds’ arduous journeys at Westville Village ArtWalk in New Haven’s Westville Village.

  • Guided bird walks through Edgewood Park

  • Meet and Greet live raptors from Audubon Sharon

  • Learn about the Important Bird Areas in the New Haven area, the New Haven Urban Wildlife Refuge, and the Schoolyard Habitat program

  • Bird-friendly yard information

  • Kids activities

  • Guided bird walks through Edgewood Park. 

Learn more about Westville Village ArtWalk.

This is a free event.

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Earth Day at Hammonasset
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day at Hammonasset


Join Menunkatuck Audubon Society on Saturday, April 27, for an Earth Day celebration at Meigs Point Nature Center. Visit the Nature Center, take a bird walk with Menunkatuck, learn about bird-friendly practices, and view the Ospreys on their platform nest, both live and on the video stream in the Nature Center.

PhotoCredit : Meigs Point Nature Center, Friends of Hammonasset

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Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride and Green Fair
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride and Green Fair

Join Audubon bikers for the 11th Annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride. Start at West Rock, ride one of five routes with distances of 5 miles to 60 miles. Support the Audubon team here.

For non-cyclists or those waiting for friends to arrive at East Rock Park visit the Green Fair at College Woods. At 10:45 am, Audubon Connecticut will offer a guided spring bird walk leaving from College Wood Ranger Station. Will have binoculars for participants to borrow. The bird walk is open to all ages.

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