Bill of Fairs: Birds, golf and more
Project Feeder Watch, Jan. 24, 1:30 p.m., Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Rd., Milford.Project Feeder Watch is a citizen science project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and is a way for the public to contribute to the scientific understanding of the natural world. Free, but advance is registration required.Info: ctaudubon.org/coastal-center-programs-events/.
Wilton Library Mini Golf Tourney for Adults, Jan. 25, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Tickets $75-$300. Info: wiltonlibrary.org.
Mini Golf Family Day in the Stacks at Wilton Library, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Tickets $5. Info: wiltonlibrary.org.
*Natural Fiber Creations, Jan. 26, 1:30 p.m., Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia. Make your own natural fiber bracelet with Ranger Amie. Materials from the Nature Center grounds will be used to create this simple woven bracelet. For the ambitious, learn how to make a basket using a birds’-nest weave. Parents with children ages 5 and up are welcome. Bring a pair of scissors; all other materials will be provided; free. Info: ansonianaturecenter.org.
Sip and Paint Ladies Night Out, Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m., Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien. BYOB. Small canvases and materials provided. Register online. Tickets $45. Info: darienarts.org.
*Grumpy Groundhogs, Feb. 2, 1:30 p.m., Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia. Learn all about groundhogs during a short hike to discover a groundhog den, a craft and a story are planned. Free for all ages. Advance registration is required. Info: call 203-736-1053.
*Winter Tree ID, Feb. 3, 1 p.m., Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia. During this free guided hike, Ranger Jess will show you how to identify at least 20 common woodland trees by their bark.For adults and children 9 and up. Dress for the weather and wear footwear appropriate for hiking. Info: ansonianaturecenter.org.
Sweet Treats for Valentines, Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m., Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia. Join Ranger Dawn and make a basket filled with chocolate dipped goodies for your favorite Valentine. Advance registration required. Fee is $5 for a small basket, $10 for a large basket. Info: ansonianaturecenter.org.
Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 15, 1-2:30 p.m., Grass Island Park, 1 Grass Island Rd., Greenwich. Join Audubon Naturalists to count waterbirds and land birds in Greenwich Harbor as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Dress in warm layers and bring binoculars if you have them. Free. Contact Ryan MacLean at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Info: gbbc.birdcount.org.
Bird Count, Feb. 16, 10-11 a.m., Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Learn about winter bird watching and how your family can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, one of the largest Citizen Science projects in the world, right in your own backyard and neighborhood. REgister online. Info: greenwichlibrary.com.
*Creature Parade Fundraiser, Feb. 16, noon, Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia. Get up close and learn about each animal individually, how they’ve adapted, and where they came from. Donations will be used to care for the animals. Donation is $6 per person and $15 per family. Info: call 203-736-1053.
Bird Count, Feb. 16, 1-2:30 p.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich. Join Audubon naturalists to watch birds and participate in a worldwide bird count. Tickets, $5 members, $8 nonmembers. Contact Ryan MacLean at email@example.com to register. Info: gbbc.birdcount.org.
The Hickories Farm Stand, 136 Lounsbury Rd., Ridgefield, May-October, 11-6, Mon.-Sun.; November-May, 11-5, Fri.-Sun.; stand works on honor system; thehickories.org
Stratford Farmers’ Market, Mon., 2-6 p.m., Paradise Green, Stratford; townofstratford.com/FarmersMarket.
Gossett Brothers’ Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9-1 year-round (indoors for winter), 7 vendors; 1202 Rte. 35, South Salem, N.Y.; gossettbrothersnursery.com/farmers-market
New Canaan Farmers’ Market, Sat., 10-2, Old Center School municipal parking lot, corner of South Ave.-Maple St.-Main St., April 22-Dec. 16; newcanaanfarmersmarket.net.