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by Karen Demeter

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You know spring has sprung when you can hear birds again, especially early in the morning. You may feel like a Disney princess (or prince) and have the urge break out in song - until the sound of a bullfrog brings you back to reality. This is the season to take your family on a walk to see who is making all the noise.

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Be sure to bring your binoculars for First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point. May 1. 9am. FREE. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. 203-869-0376.

After a story, search the sanctuary to find the best places for birds to build their nests in Afternoon Adventures: Buds and Blossoms. May 11. 4-4:30pm. FREE but space is limited. A few days later, start with a warm drink on the patio, then take a walk, watch a bird banding demonstration, and meet some live birds of prey in International Migratory Bird Day. May 14. 8am. $5. Both at the Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT. 203-259-0416.

Instructor Todd DuPont takes you on a search for duckweed, tadpoles and a variety of insects in Family Programs: Pond Ecology. May 14. 4pm. $18; free children under 12. Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT. 203-322-6971.

There's a lot to discover at Audubon Greenwich:

In Annual Bird Walk and Bird Breakfast, get up early with the family to search for birds. Afterwards, eat a hearty, home-cooked breakfast in the barn. Meet in the main parking area. May 14; 6:30-9:30am. $8. In Fun Family Event: The World of the Wood Thrush, learn about this migrant who spends winters in Mexico and Central American countries. Start with the book Flute's Journey, then head outside for a hike and to look and listen for this woodland singer. May 14, 2:30-4pm; $3; $1.50 children and seniors. Come to Workshop: Wood Warblers & Neotropical Migrants to learn characteristics, adaptations, and behaviors of these colorful springtime migrants. May 21; 9:30am-12pm; $12; free for children. Next up you can find out what's lurking beneath Indian Spring Pond in Family Pond Exploration. May 21; 2:30-4pm; $3; $1.50 children and seniors. Meet local turtle species, then learn about their nests and how to protect them in Turtle Time. May 28; 2:30-4pm; $3; $1.50 children and seniors. All events at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT. 203-869-5272.

Learn about honeybees and butterflies with instructor Todd DuPont, who leads a tour of the garden collections in Family Programs: Garden Exploration. May 28. 1-2pm. $18; free children under 12. Bartlett Arboretum, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT. 203-322-6971.



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