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The Hartford Audubon Society

P.O. Box 270207
West Hartford, Connecticut

Or e-mail us at: hartfordaudubon@ yahoo.com

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Maggie Peretto, President

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Sarah Faulkner, Vice-President

David Funke, Secretary

Roberta Gowing, Treasurer

Board Members:

Annette Pasek
Tom Robben
Doug Beach
John Weeks

Sara Zagorski, Ex Officio (Past) President


       HAS Committee Information 

Field Trips
Ernie Harris - pdlqlt@mac.com

Marcia Reno -marcia.reno@att.net

Programs/Meeting Speakers
Donna Nowak
Fran D’Amico, Sylvia Halkin

Program Book
Fred Nowak - frednowak@comcast.net

Wildlife Series
Fran D’Amico - frandamico525@yahoo.com

Crest Newsletter
Darlene Moore - djmoore67@gmail.com

Mona Cavallero -

Facebook Page
Brian Kleinman - snaketat@cox.net  

Jane Ricci -

Financial Reports/Auditor
Fred Nowak - frednowak@comcast.net

Fred Nowak - frednowak@comcast.net

Sanctuaries Stewardship
Lewis Farm Bob Winter, Manager
Greenstone Hollow Larry Lunden, Manager
Station 43 Paul Cianfaglione, Manager

Christmas Count:  Steve Davis & Jay Kaplan

Spring Census:  Jamie Meyers  - sunnyctredbird@gmail.com
Summer Bird Count: Jay Kaplan -




Hartford Audubon Society Mini-Grant Information and Application  


The purpose of the Hartford Audubon Society’s (HAS) mini-grants is to help fund and support initiatives within the state of Connecticut, and especially within the Hartford County area, which specifically benefit the avian wildlife in our state. It is part of the Hartford Audubon Society’s mission to awaken a wider public interest in the preservation and protection of avian wildlife and their habitat.

Guidelines:  Applicants should review the following guidelines before submitting their applications:

The HAS Board expects to award mini-grants at the March HAS Board meeting of each calendar year and to announce the winning applicants at the HAS annual meeting of that calendar year.  The applications for HAS mini-grants must be submitted prior to January 31st for consideration for the March awards of that calendar year. Applications are available for downloading on the HAS website at:  www.hartfordaudubon.org

1.    HAS Board members and officers will not be eligible to apply. Any HAS Board member with a conflict of interest with any application submitted for such calendar year shall be excluded from the award process.

2.    Grants may be in any amount up to a maximum award of $2,000 to any one recipient.

3.    More than one grant may be awarded but the total disbursement by HAS in any year will be $2,000.

4.    All mini-grant awards will be decided at a scheduled or exceptional meeting of the HAS Board.

5.    To be considered as a recipient, all mini-grant proposals need to demonstrate some benefit to birds and/or birding in Connecticut.

    6.    Each applicant should prepare the details of a follow-up report, which shall
         be a condition of all mini-grants.

    7.    Preference will be given to new applicants. Mini-grant awards may be
         limited to two consecutive years per recipient. Even in the case of
         multi-year awards, a separate application needs to be submitted each year

    8.   An applicant need not be a member of HAS to apply.

    9.   HAS must be credited in any publicity resulting from any initiative
         funded either wholly, or in part, with funds from a HAS mini-grant.

10.  Funds granted must be exhausted and results reported back to HAS within twelve months.

Download the mini-grant application here if you wish to apply.



















Gardenscaping for Birds - information:

“Native Plants for our Native Birds” - Plant and Bird List

Eastern Red Cedar - juniperus virginiana Yellow-rumped warbler
Flowering Dogwood – cornus florida Baltimore Oriole
Swainson's Thrush
Scarlet Tanager

Shadblow Serviceberry – amelanchier canadensis Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Silky Dogwood – cornus amomum Gray Catbird
Gray Dogwood – cornus racemosa Eastern Kingbird
Red Chokeberry – aronia arbutiolia Brown Thrasher
American Cranberrybush Vibiurnum – viburnum trilobum Cedar Waxwing
Northern Arrowwood – viburnum dentatum Blue-headed vireo
Witherod Viburnum – viburnum cassinoides Veery
Highbush Blueberry – vaccinum corymbosum Eastern Bluebird
Lowbush Blueberry – vaccinium angustifium Eastern Towhee
Elderberry – sambucus canadensis Northern Cardinal
American Holly – ilex opaca Hermit Thrush
Winterberry – ilex verticillata American Robin

 Recommended Reading

“Bringing Nature Home” - How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants – Douglas W. Tallamy

“The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds” – Creating Natural Habitats for Properties Large and Small – Stephen W. Kress

“Native Plants of the Northeast” – A Guide for Gardening & Conservation – Donald J. Leopold

“Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants” – Brooklyn Botanic Garden

“Native Shrubs for Landscaping” – Connecticut College Arboretum

 Web Resources

USDA Plant Database - http://plants.usda.gov/

UConn Plant Database - http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/

Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group - http://www.hort.uconn.edu/cipwg/publications.html

Connecticut Botanical Society – http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/

Connecticut Audubon Society’s 2011 State of the Birds: “Conserving Our Forest Birds” http://www.ctaudubon.org/SOTB/documents/SOTB2011.pdf

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Online Bird Guide - http://www.allaboutbirds.org




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