Badge Bonanza for Boy and Girl Scouts

Connecticut Audubon Society teacher-naturalists lead scouts on a hike through the Larsen Sanctuary all while satisfying badge requirements, journeys, and achievements Saturday, Nov. 9, 9-noon, 2325 Burr St., in Fairfield.

Badges addressed are:

Cub Scouts: Tiger (Let’s Go Outdoors), Bear (Sharing Your World with Wildlife), and Webelos (Naturalists);

Boy Scouts: Bird Study;

Brownie Bugs and Brownie Hiker, Junior Animal Habitats. These programs tie into Girl Scouts taking their Journeys through, “It’s Your Planet, Love It!” and/or “It’s Your Story, Tell It!”

Advance registration is required. Fee is $10 per badge per scout. Scouts are asked to dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and insect repellent.

For more information or to register, contact Jane Guenther, program coordinator at 203-259-6305, ext. 109 or jguenther@ctaudubon.org.

Backyard birding

Connecticut Audubon Society, Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street will host a backyard birding event Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10-11 a.m.

Longtime birder and naturalist Richard Worth will teach participants how to identify Connecticut’s birds by sight and sound.

Program is for adults and children ages 12 and up. Meet in the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield’s Nature Store. Bring binoculars, note pad and field guides. Identification books also are available in the Nature Store.

Program is free, but donations are appreciated. Register in advance by calling 203-259-6305, ext. 109.