Workshop

Managing Woodland Habitat Workshop

Join us for a workshop on how to best manage your woodland habitat for birds and other wildlife

Saturday, July 13, 2019
9:30am - 12:00pmColchester, Connecticut

Location Details

Bulkeley Hill Preserve

1 Lee Court, Colchester, 06415

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block workshop. If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at gnuttall@audubon.org.

The preserve is located on Bulkely Hill Road, across from Lee Court in Colchester.

Managing Woodland Habitat Workshop

July 13, 2019 - Colchester, CT

Please let us know if you can attend this workshop by sending an RSVP. You can use this link to register for other workshops in our series, too!
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Did you know that Connecticut's woodlands are home to some of the highest concentration of bird species breeding in the continental United States? In 2016, the Lyme Forest Block, which includes Colchester, Connecticut, was recognized by National Audubon Society and the state of Connecticut as an Important Bird Area. Unfortunately, many birds are experiencing long-term population declines in the area, but local landowners and residents can learn how to help halt these declines.

Join us for a workshop on managing woodland habitat! Eric Hansen, a renowned forester, and Eileen Fielding, a working lands expert from Audubon Connecticut, will explain proper techniques for creating good habitat for woodland birds. We will have a "hands-on" session where we practice creating bird habitat outdoors.

This free event is sponsored by Audubon Connecticut and is part of the Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—an initiative launched by Audubon Connecticut, in partnership with the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee, The Nature Conservancy, local land trusts, and municipalities.

More About the Project: The Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area (IBA) is a woodland habitat in six towns in southeastern Connecticut (East Haddam, Colchester, Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme, and Salem). The goal of the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project is to engage landowners in the IBA and teach them about forest birds and bird-friendly woodland management (especially for Wood Thrush and Cerulean Warbler).

We invite the community to participate in a series of bird walks, presentations, workshops, and work days in each of the six towns over the next year with the hope that landowners will attend the events and gain useful knowledge about birds and habitat management. To learn more and view the project event list, visit the Lyme Forest Conservation Project web page.

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