Conservation

Women's History Month Hike

Saturday, March 16, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pmSouthbury, Connecticut

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Audubon Center Bent of the River

185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, 06488

Women's History Month Hike

March 16, 2019 - Southbury, CT

Join us as we celebrate Althea Ward Clark in honor of Women's History Month! 

Mrs. Clark bequeathed her and her husband's land to National Audubon Society along with an endowment to be used for the Bent’s maintenance and for education programs throughout Audubon. Leaving explicit instructions about maintenance of the land, such as preserving it for native flora and fauna and having no trail blazes or interpretive signs, she wanted the Bent to be kept in a state of “mild wildness.”

Mrs. Clark was involved with Girl Scouts and the Red Cross and as she grew older she was increasingly concerned about land conservation.

Althea Ward Clark was an avid photographer and took photos from her travels around the world as well as her beloved lands here at her home. She also pressed and cataloged many of the plants growing in the fields.

In her honor, we will hike her meadows and trails, then we'll meet in the barn to drink some tea, peruse some of her personal objects, view some of her photos, and celebrate women's history month.

All are welcome. No registration needed. $5.00 donation requested.

Meet at the entrance parking lot of the Audubon Center Bent of the River. Please arrive 10 minutes early, so that we can start on time.​

For questions, please contact Kate Pratt at kpratt@audubon.org or 203-405-9113.

Audubon Center Bent of the River is a 700-acre nature sanctuary and education center located in Southbury, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, and conservation-themed events throughout the year.

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