<![CDATA[Litchfield Hills Audubon Society - Blog]]>Wed, 26 Jan 2022 02:40:02 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Boyd Woods Bird Blind Upgrade]]>Wed, 05 Jan 2022 15:36:17 GMThttp://lhasct.org/blog/boyd-woods-bird-blind-upgradePicture
Come out to Boyd Woods Audubon Sanctuary to observe the birds at the feeder from the comfort of our bird blind. The bird blind has been upgraded recently. The large opening in the back of the blind has been made considerably smaller to keep the winter weather elements at bay. Additionally, a thick clear plastic flap has been added covering the opening for additional protection and warmth.
​I would like to thank Joe and Terri Bianchi for their time and help in providing this upgrade. Terri used her talent and sewing skills in designing and making the flap for the opening.
The feeders are filled usually on a daily basis, so you'll be treated with a wide assortment of birds to observe during your visit.

<![CDATA[A Namibia Birding Safari]]>Wed, 08 Dec 2021 16:53:58 GMThttp://lhasct.org/blog/a-namibia-birding-safariPicture
We hope you enjoyed the wonderful slideshow presentation held on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, by Angela Dimmitt. She took us on a tour of some of the wonderful wildlife areas she visited during her 20 day excursion to Namibia and surrounding areas. The photography was exceptional and Angela's narrative was very informative, amusing at times, and very enjoyable.
Enclosed is a link that will take you to the Zoom recording of the meeting and presentation: <A Namibia Birding Safari>
This link is available for 60 days and during this time you can view the recording while on-line or you can download it to your computer.
You're sure to enjoy it!

<![CDATA[LHAS's New Website]]>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 20:41:37 GMThttp://lhasct.org/blog/lhas-new-website
On June 29, the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society sported a new website appearance and experience. It was long overdue!
For the past 8 years or more, I have been maintaining the website using an application provided by Apple called iWeb.

​Back in the day, anyone with a Mac computer running OS 10.X was able to purchase the optional iLife software bundle that provided the iWeb software. You installed the software directly onto your computer. There were very few, if any, companies, that I knew of  back then, that provided on line creation of a website, using their software, such as what Wordpress, Squarespace and others have available today, at a cost. Apple, at the time, even provided the server at no charge, to host your website. Apple discontinued providing the server to host a website and support for their iWeb software more than 6 years ago. Basically, I was operating on borrowed time using a legacy piece of software, such as iWeb, in addition to using a computer that's over 10 years old to maintain LHAS's website. I am surprised and fortunate at how well things have worked out software and hardware wise over the years. My computer is still running strong, but limited because of its age, and iWeb, which I was using up until recently, has never given me any problems.
As they say though, "out with the old and in with the new." So, for the past 2 years I have been experimenting with a few website platforms that are available today that are considered 'drag and drop' website builders.
​Fundamentally, those that I tested were similar in many respects. There was no one platform having all the functions and features I was looking for.
So, I had to make my decision based on a few requirements that I felt would benefit the organization best. I decided to go with the Weebly platform for the following reasons.

Primarily, we have been using Machighway as the host provider for the LHAS website since 2012. They are reasonably priced and very reliable. Over the past 9 years I have not experienced any issues with their servers, and since they provide Weebly as one of their featured platforms for building a website, I wanted to stay with Machighway thinking the migration of the Weebly site would be hassle free...which it was. Next, I chose Weebly because of its many features and ease of use. There is a learning curve with any new application, but overall it wasn't difficult to grasp. Lastly, based of ease of use, I believe that when some creative individual picks up where I leave off the transition will go smoothly.

Please take the time to browse all our website pages and feel free to provide your input. I'm always looking for suggestions.