Blog & Trip Reports

Woodcock Walk at Nod Brook WMA – Trip Report

By Mona Cavallero | March 23, 2020 |

Woodcock walk, March 21, 2020 Ten of us gathered at Nod Brook WMA to see the Timberdoodles do their spring mating dance. The sky was clear and the wind was…

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Birding with Your Phone Workshop – 2-29-2020

By Mona Cavallero | March 2, 2020 |

This workshop was an experiment as a new type of opportunity for our members, and the turnout and response was very positive. Held at the West Hartford Public Library on…

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By Mona Cavallero | December 29, 2019 |

2019 HARTFORD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT SUMMARY If nothing else, the Christmas Bird Count never fails to offer surprises with respect to bird species found and others missed.  This year’s Count…

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Hammonasset Beach State Park Trip Report – 12/8/2019

By Mona Cavallero | December 9, 2019 |

Submitted by trip leader, Ernie Harris 7:55 AM – 10:40 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.5 mile(s) Checklist Comments: 18 degrees under mostly sunny skies to start with Hartford Audubon Trip led…

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Station 43 Sanctuary Report – December 2019

By Mona Cavallero | December 3, 2019 |

I only took over stewardship of the sanctuary in September. It was a very pleasant fall. Jay Kaplan and a few others participated in the Big Sit in October from…

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Greenstone Hollow – 2019 Annual Report

By Mona Cavallero | December 3, 2019 |

Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve continues to be a place of activity for our members.  This year we held three bird walks with a total attendance of 23.  We added a…

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Greenstone Hollow Work Party Report – 10/28/2019

By Mona Cavallero | October 30, 2019 |

Report contributed by Christopher Fisher We had a great work party Monday at Greenstone Hollow. We arrived to the two truckloads of mulch which the town of East Granby kindly…

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Greenstone Hollow Trip Report – Saturday, October 12, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | October 15, 2019 |

On Saturday, Oct 12, we had a beautiful morning for our Fall walk at Greenstone Hollow, the HAS nature preserve in East Granby. Seventeen hardy souls showed up by 8…

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Glastonbury Meadows Trip Report – October 5, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | October 7, 2019 |

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the HAS field trip to Glastonbury Meadows began with thoughts of a banner day, often the case in early October after the passage of a cold…

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Lewis Farm Preserve repair work done – Thanks to Bob Winter

By Mona Cavallero | July 22, 2019 |

The HAS Lewis Farm Preserve was hit by a microburst on July 6th that took down the tops of a number of large trees, blocked the entrance to the preserve,…

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A tribute to Stephanie Lovell – Longtime Member of HAS

By Mona Cavallero | July 1, 2019 |

This June, Hartford Audubon lost a longtime beloved member, Stephanie Lovell. She was a member of HAS since 1995, President of the Society 2003-2005, Member of the Year in 2007,…

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Hartford Summer Bird Count Summary – June 8-9, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | June 24, 2019 |

The 2018 Summer Bird Count (SBC) was held June 8th and 9th, 2019 and featured delightful weather on both days of the weekend.  Observers totaled 38, two less than the…

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