Bill of Fairs: Hikes and nature programs

Paint and Sip, Feb. 21, 6:30-9 p.m., Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton. Tickets $45. Info: Winter Walk in the Woods, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Audubon Society Center, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield. Track prints and look for signs of what the animals are doing in the winter. All ages (no strollers). Tickets $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Register online. … read more

Bill of Fairs: Birding and more

Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 15, 1-2:30 p.m., Grass Island Park, 1 Grass Island Rd., Greenwich. Join Audubon Naturalists to count waterbirds and land birds in Greenwich Harbor as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Dress in warm layers and bring binoculars if you have them. Free. Contact Ryan MacLean at to register. … read more

Aquarion continues statewide search for environmental champions

As the May 1 nomination deadline for its eighth annual Environmental Champion Awards approaches, Aquarion Water Company is reminding schools, businesses, environmental organizations and the general public that nominations are still being accepted for outstanding voluntary achievements to protect and restore Connecticut’s natural environment.   The Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards will select a winner in five categories: Adult, Student (Grades … read more