Nature Notes

Audubon U

Learn more about birds and nature from wherever you are
Photo: Camilla Cerea / Audubon
Nature Notes

Audubon U

Learn more about birds and nature from wherever you are

Welcome to Audubon Connecticut's Virtual Classroom! Explore educational online content, videos, and live streaming for nature lovers of all ages and knowledge levels. Choose from introductory to more in-depth information and formats.

Created and curated by Audubon naturalists and program experts based across our three centers in Greenwich, Sharon, and Southbury, this online library offers fun facts, nature insights, and activity information related to the beautiful and diverse habitats and wildlife of Connecticut. There are fantastic resources to explore from the National Audubon Society here too. Enjoy!

Creature Clips

For Beginners or Those Looking to Learn Brief, Fun Facts About Nature

Migration Monday: Scarlet Tanager
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Migration Monday: Scarlet Tanager

This bird breeds in forest canopies in the northeastern United States woodlands and spends the winter in the rainforests of Central America. View this video by Greenwich Audubon Center to learn more.

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Nature Tidbits: Cavity Nesters
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Nature Tidbits: Cavity Nesters

Who knew cavities were so important?! Come along on this episode of Nature Tidbits and learn about some of the common cavity-nesting birds found around your own backyard. Discover nature for kids by kids in this video by Sharon Audubon Center.

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Fun Fact Friday: Wood Turtles
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Fun Fact Friday: Wood Turtles

Did you know there are 12 turtle species found in Connecticut? In this video, Greenwich Audubon Center discusses the rare turtle species called the Wood Turtle, a species of special concern in our state.

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Virtual Birding

More In-Depth Guidance and Information to Hone Your Bird Knowledge and Birding Skills

Bird Nests
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Bird Nests

The feat of building a nest is impressive—from amazing architecture to simple cavities. View this presentation by Bent of the River Audubon Center, which takes a glimpse into how birds build their nests and tend to their families.

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Dawn Chorus Live - May 30, 2020
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Dawn Chorus Live - May 30, 2020

Livestream birding with Greenwich Audubon Center

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How to Identify Birds
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How to Identify Birds

Before you judge a bird by its color, use these eight clues to guide you.

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Birds to Know - Priority Species of Connecticut

Nature Know-How

Webinars, Workshops, Presentations, Articles, and Resources to Better Understand Birds and Nature and the Actions We Can ALL Take to Protect Them

An Inside Look: Native Plants and Pollinators
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An Inside Look: Native Plants and Pollinators

April 2020 Webinar presented by Audubon Connecticut, featuring Emily May with The Xerces Society as she discusses the importance of pollinators for ecosystems and our daily lives and how to turn our yards and gardens into pollinator refuges.

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Wildflower Folklore
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Wildflower Folklore

From strange and often dangerous herbal "cures" to black magic, and wonderful legends of love, it is all that is called Wildflower Folklore. Check out this fascinating online webinar about these botanical wonders, presented by Bent of the River Audubon Center.

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10 Terrific Plants for Hummingbirds—and Pollinators
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10 Terrific Plants for Hummingbirds—and Pollinators

Add low-maintenance beauty to your garden or landscape while providing nurturing habitat and nectar too

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Learn More About Wildlife Rehabilitation and Nature

(Livestream video sessions by Sharon Audubon Center)

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