The Connecticut Audubon Society will "honor the past and celebrate the future" at this
year’s annual Holiday Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at Birdcraft Museum, 314 Unquowa Road in Fairfield.
mark the 100th anniversary of the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary, the
public is invited to come enjoy tea sandwiches, cookies and other
traditional treats," according to a release.
Joining the celebration "to share interesting tea
facts and history" will be Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of the
Bigelow Tea Co. which is providing the tea for the event, the release said.
The tea is open to the public and free of charge but donations are welcome.
also will "have the chance to meet a special visitor from the past," the release said. "Conservation pioneer Mabel Osgood Wright, (shown in photo) the naturalist, author, and
photographer who was a founder of the museum and sanctuary in 1914, will
time travel to attend this event and show her appreciation for
Birdcraft’s continued commitment to environmental education over the
last 100 years."
“The Holiday Tea is an opportunity to thank the many volunteers and supporters who are making it possible to fulfill Mabel’s vision,” Nelson North, Connecticut Audubon’s director of Fairfield operations said, also in the release. “Working together—the community, our board, members, staff and visitors—we will achieve our shared goal of educating youth, from all backgrounds, to become responsible stewards of our natural environment.”
Further, the release said: "Birdcraft, a national historic landmark, is undergoing a major renovation that will establish it as an important 21st-century
environmental education center and a keystone to Connecticut Audubon
Society’s expanding education program. It includes a landscape
restoration project and the creation of an outdoor classroom being
undertaken with the Southport-based Sasqua Garden Club which is also
underwriting the project. Renovations are expected to be completed in
This year’s Tea will feature basket arrangements of exotic holiday greens
and an assortment of small gifts and decorative ornaments
available for purchase, the release said. Also, one
of the resident hawks or owls in Connecticut Audubon Society’s “Live
Birds of Prey” exhibit will visit.
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