Fred Elser

‘A Century of Tallying Birds’ Talk

The Bruce Museum Seaside Center will be going to the birds on Sunday, Dec. 2, when the focus is “A Century of Tallying Birds for the Annual Christmas Bird Count.” At 2 p.m., Bruce Museum Seaside Manager and Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count compiler Cynthia Ehlinger will discuss the history, current methods, and impact of this long-running citizen science project. Visitors can out how one can join in the field or at home on Count Day in the Greenwich-Stamford area on Sunday, Dec. 16. read more...

Greenwich Shellfishing Demo and Film

On Sunday, Nov. 4, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., the Greenwich Shellfish Commission will premiere a new documentary movie and demonstrate how to harvest clams and oysters in local waters. The Weir Oyster Project, filmed by John Motay over the last two years, features the Shellfish Commission’s recent work starting an oyster bed from scratch in a cove in Greenwich. Participants who want to learn first-hand the skill of finding mollusks during low tide should wear waterproof footgear. Commission members will also be on hand to discuss progress on their collaboration with University of Connecticut regarding shellfishing in the Long Island Sound. read more...

Seaside Center Presents ‘Return of the Osprey’

By late March, the first migrating ospreys return to the shores of Connecticut to reclaim and rebuild their nests and reconnect with mates. One pair of these majestic fish-eating hawks that makes its summer home in Greenwich waters has been the subject of documentary filmmaker Jacob Steinberg. Writer, producer, and director, Steinberg will present two showings of clips from his film on Sunday, March 4. Steinberg will be joined by Genevieve Nuttall, former coordinator of Connecticut Audubon’s Osprey Nation citizen program. Nuttall will explain how the public can become involved in monitoring osprey nests around the state to better understand the health of Connecticut’s osprey population. read more...

‘Introduction to Minerals’ Talk at Seaside Center

Mineral collector and Stamford Mineralogical Society president Dr. Howard Heitner will give a talk and demonstration on the importance, properties, and structure of minerals on Sunday, Feb. 4 (with a snow date of Feb. 11) at Greenwich Point Park. The event is open to all ages and no reservations or beach pass are needed.
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Greenwich Kicks off Earth Day Month

Each year, in celebration of Earth Day, local officials and environmentalists put together a month-long calendar of events that runs from April until early May. “In Greenwich, the First Selectman proclaims April as Earth Day Celebration Month and the Conservation Commission assembles a calendar of events working with the environmental community,” stated Denise Savageau, Conservation Director. “Once again we have a very impressive calendar of events. Whether you are interested in swapping out your old light bulbs for energy efficient ones, learning about composting, going for a bird walk, exploring our wetlands, or joining in a March for Climate Change, there is something for everyone.” read more...