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Sunday at the Sanctuary – Winter Wakening

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


February introduces the first CVHAS indoor/outdoor Sunday at the Sanctuary starting with hands-on audiovisual Track Stories, the Great Backyard Bird Count, and the Great Amphibian Migration in the Reed Cafetorium.  We then head outside to the active and waking winter flora and fauna of the Sanctuary.  Mostly unseen, winter wildlife leaves tracks and signs that tell more than the “who”, but the “what, how, and why” stories of a secretly active Sanctuary.  Waking flora such as skunk cabbage sprouts melting the ice and sap flows in maple trees provide fauna with a head start on the approaching spring.  Join us as we explore the wakening from winter.

Reed Intermediate School Cafetorium 12 – 1:30 

  • Indoor track story audio-visual presentation
  • Indoor track story hands on activity/craft – participants will be able to create a tracking booklet to bring on the hike with them and their own track story.
  • Citizen Science Great Backyard Bird Count
  • Citizen Science Great Amphibian Migration

  US Fish and Wildlife, photo credit Ryan Reynolds
“WHO DUNNIT?” “Learn to be a Forest Forensic Detective”. Tracks aren’t just figuring out who made them, but what were they doing? Learn how to “read” track stories, make your own track ID book, and create a “track story or Who Dunnit” of your own!

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary 1:30 – 3pm

  • Outdoor tracking hike and signs of awake and waking wildlife at the Sanctuary will be lead by Henryk, CVH Animal Sanctuary Educational Consultant and Master Tracker Andy Dobos of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living, Two Coyotes Wilderness School, and the Institute for Native American Studies.

 For more information on Andy please visit his site Three Red Trees.

Participants must dress for the weather, and are encouraged to bring cameras.


beCAUSE 4 Paws and Companion Pet Rescue will be at Reed School with pets available for adoption!




February 11
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Reed Intermediary School
3 Trades Ln
Newtown, CT 06470 United States
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