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Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary

Fairfield, Connecticut
County of Fairfield.
314 Unquowa Road
National Register Number: 82004371
Resource type: District.
Property type: Education - research facility.
Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Audubon center. http://www.ctaudubon.org/centers/birdcraft/birdcraft.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 19, 1993):
In 1914, land for the establishment of Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary was purchased by Mabel Osgood Wright (1859-1934), who helped salvage the national Audubon movement from obscurity and lay the foundation for its current success. At Birdcraft, Wright originated the idea of "birdscaping," where the plantings encourage the ecology and habitat of birds. Wright was a prolific author, writing non-fiction works on ecology as well as novels.

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