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Do I mean the meeting?  Do I mean the excitement?  Or do I mean the drinking?  Any which way you look at it…. we have begun.  The Registratioln Lite Booth was manned by Lourdes this evening for a couple of hours.  I hung around to cheer her on as well. 


I did take a quick a trip up the Shubert Theater (Theatre if you will), where our plenary session has been moved to for WEDNESDAY morning.  You may wonder why we moved the plenary…. well we have tipped the scale at 400 registrants.  The Shubert is a block away from the Omni via the alleyway/ courtyard across the street.  Registration will be open in the Omni at 8am so come grab your swag before heading over to the Shubert.  We will have a registration table at the Shubert as well.ImageImage

Of course we did start to be social as well.  Beers consumed n=?.


Bar Crawl Stops

Posted: June 7, 2012 in Meeting, Uncategorized
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Who knew bar crawls were so easy to organize?  We are planning a 4-stop crawl with some amazing deals at each stop.  The best part is all of these bars have some great food too.  So if you find yourself hungry, you can just grab a bite to eat. 


STOP 1:  Black Bear Saloon

The Black Bear Saloon specializes in American fare and is offering some great specials.  The open floor plan and large bar area make this a great start to our crawl.  Black Bear has offered to keep the specials going in case you decide you want to stick around.

STOP 2: Bar Nightclub

Bar Nightclub is best known for it’s locally crafted beer and thin-style crust pizza.  Get a taste of the beer at our Tuesday Welcome Reception and then explore some of the other varieties during our bar crawl.

STOP 3: Kelly’s Restaurant and Bar

A newer kid on the bar block, this popular spot has over 20 beers on tap and a growing wine list.  Stay inside or enjoy their cozy outside seating area.

STOP 4: Wicked Wolf

Our last stop  has three separate bars, a dance floor, and a strong Irish-influenced decor.  For those who want to wind down the night, the Omni is right across the street but for those who want to step it up, it’s Salsa night on the dance floor at Wicked Wolf!

All pictures were borrowed from the bar webpages and are copyrighted to them.

Birding Field Trip

Posted: June 7, 2012 in Meeting
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Chestnut-sided Warbler

After doing some scouting last month for the field trip we have decided to add White Memorial Conservation Center as a stop for our birding field trip.  For those few fortunate people who will be coming with us, I thought I would give you a taste of what we might see.  This list was from a walk that took place yesterday.  They had an impressive list that I hope we can get close too as well!!





Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Virginia Rail
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee    
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
 Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch


Posted: June 7, 2012 in Meeting
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People have been wondering if the program would be available ahead of time.  And now it is.

You can go read through all of the abstracts and decide what talks strike your fancy and which posters to spend your time at.  All of our vendors are in there too so take this time to go check out their websites and see who has something you may want!

Bar Crawl Update

Posted: June 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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The SPNHC 2012 Bar Crawl is shaping up.  Here is our original description.

This is an unsanctioned, unofficial, and unadulterated night of FUN! Plans are still in the making but the idea will be that anyone who is interested will tag along on a walking tour to some of the millions of bars located in New Haven. With bars like: Bar, Black Bear, …Wicked Wolf, and the Cask Republic all within a couple of blocks, it wont take long to get a real taste of the New Haven scene.

Keep tuned for more updates and let me know if you can make it. The more people interested in coming the better the deals will be, so say you are coming! Invite all your friends who will be at SPNHC!

I’ll be posting the stops later today!  I’m so excited!!