Gardening with Birds in Mind

Join us for a presentation about creating bird habitat in your own garden in the Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pmColchester, Connecticut

Location Details

Cragin Memorial Library

8 Linwood Avenue, Colchester, 06415

There was a mistake in our 1/31 eNewsletter – this event is indeed on Thursday, not Tuesday!​

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

Gardening with Birds in Mind

February 21, 2019 - Colchester, CT

Please let us know if you can attend this presentation by sending an RSVP. You can use this link to register for other presentations 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 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 Ellen Falbowski for a riveting presentation on best gardening practices for birds and beauty! You don't want to miss Ellen's fabulous photography.

This free event is co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut and the Colchester Land Trust and is part of a Presentation 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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