by Lori Turner, CAS President

Happy September! I hope you were able to stay cool during the hot, dry summer we had.  Fall is almost hear and for some, it’s the best season of all—cooler weather, pumpkin patches, beautiful fall colors, bike rides on the trail and migrating birds.  It’s always been my favorite season and this year it will be marked by my new role as CAS President.  I’ve spent the summer getting caught up on all that CAS has been busy with.  I look forward to being part of this organization again in my new role and can’t wait to see you at our first Program of the season which will be on September 18th at Bonnie View Picnic Shelter, starting at 4 PM.  Andrew Briggs from Bradford Farms will be talking to us about the new policies that affect the way we use the property to bird watch.  Be sure to bring a dish and your own utensils.  See you then and happy almost fall!

We are looking for someone to fill the Field Trip Chair position on the CAS Board.  Field trips are scheduled from September through May, with 2 to 3 separate trips per month.  There is a list of past events on our website and we have contacts for previous trip leaders to get you started.  It’s a rewarding position and is an important one on the CAS board.  If you’d like to learn more please email Lori Turner at