Summer events at Audubon Greenwich

Second Sunday Hike — Hit the trails for a Sunday morning hike Sunday, July 12, 9:30-11 a.m. A great way to learn trails and a bit of natural history, too. Meet before 9:30 am, in front of the Kimberlin Nature Education Center at Audubon Greenwich. All ages welcome, but most suitable for energetic children 7 years & older. RSVP required by 8 a.m. on day of hike. Rain cancels. RSVP to 203-869-5272, ext. 349 or email [email protected]

Family Pond Exploration — Join Audubon naturalists and get up close to frogs, dragonflies and many other species that call our nearby pond home Sunday, July 12, 2-3:30. All ages. Equipment will be provided. Space limited. RSVP requested to 203-869-5272, ext. 349 or email [email protected]

Family Night Adventure & Campfire — Enjoy a family evening outdoors Saturday, July 19, 7:30-9 p.m. Join a night hike, play games, stargaze, and an old fashion campfire. Learn nature skills like how to attract night flying insects and find nocturnal creatures with flashlight. All ages welcome. $5 per person (free under 4 years) RSVP required to Susan Matthews: [email protected] or 203-930-1387. Lawn chairs & flash lights will useful. Rain cancels.

All about Dragonflies & Damselflies — Join Audubon field biologist Sean Graesser when he teaches about our local dragonfly and damselfly species Saturday, July 25, 10-11:30 a.m. Start with a slide show indoors and then hit the trails in search of these magnificent, air-born predators whose lives begin underwater! RSVP requested to 203-869-5272, ext. 349 or email [email protected]

Dragon & Damselflies Survey: A Citizen Science Initiative — Become a citizen scientist by joining a day-long search for local dragonflies and damselflies, Saturday, Aug. 1. Intro at 10:30 and Field Survey, 11-5. This annual survey on the Audubon Greenwich grounds is a great way to witness the wide variety of species living on-site and found throughout our region. Ages 7 & up. RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext. 353 by July 31.

Summertime Honey Harvest — Each summer, beekeepers across the nation harvest honeycomb from their hives and spin the comb so they can bottle and sell the sweet treat. How do they do it? Come see when local beekeepers from the Backyard Beekeepers Club share their secrets Aug. 1 and 2, 11-4. Honey and related products will be sold on-site, but supplies are limited. All ages & no RSVP required. Audubon members free;nNon-members pay only the regular admission: $3/adult or $1.50/child or senior.

Family Pond Exploration — Join Audubon naturalists and get up close to frogs, dragonflies and many other species that call our nearby pond home Sunday, Aug. 2, 2-3:30. All ages. Equipment will be provided. Space limited. RSVP requested to 203-869-5272, ext. 349 or email [email protected]

Second Sunday Hike — Hit the trails for Sunday morning hiking fun Sunday, Aug. 9, 9:30-11. A great way to learn trails and a bit of natural history, too. Meet before 9:30 am, in front of the Kimberlin Nature Education Center at Audubon Greenwich. All ages welcome but most suitable for energetic children 7 years & older. RSVP required by 8 a.m. on day of hike. Rain cancels. RSVP to 203-869-5272, ext. 349 or email [email protected]

Tree Canopy Tour Vertical Voyages Climbing School — Saturday, Aug. 15, two-hour classes at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m.  Don’t miss this special opportunity to explore a tree’s limbs and canopy! Designed for first time climbers – no experience required. Join a Vertical Voyages Climbing School expert to learn the basics of tree climbing – the same techniques used by tree canopy biologists & arborists. Only $55/person or $45/member. Children 8 years & up; must be accompanied by an adult (Adults encouraged to climb!) Space limited! RSVP required to 203-869-5272, ext. 349 or email [email protected]

Family Night Adventure & Campfire — Enjoy a family evening outdoors Saturday, Aug. 15, 7:30-9 p.m. Join a night hike, play games, stargaze, and an old fashion campfire. Learn nature skills like how to attract night flying insects and find nocturnal creatures with flashlight. All ages welcome. $5 per person (free under 4 years) RSVP required to Susan Matthews: [email protected] or 203-930-1387. Lawn chairs & flash lights will useful. Rain cancels.

Unless otherwise indicated, nature program fees are members: $3/person & non-members: $5/person (Includes Trail & Center admission).

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