Connecticut Audubon Society - Deer Pond Farm - August Guided Programs



The Connecticut Audubon Society, Deer Pond Farm, Sherman, CT, August 2019 Programs


The Power of Pollinators Tour & Talk Thursday, August 1, 9 a.m.
80% of crops grown globally rely on pollinators for survival. Pollinators serve roles in   helping to keep the air we breath and the water we drink clean, and many pollinators have incredible cultural significance in many communities. This program, led by Tierney Beauregard, environmental studies and economics student at Bucknell University, will focus on the importance of pollinators to the ecosystem as a whole, as well as how pollinators play a role in the everyday lives of humans and what we can do to help protect the pollinators we rely on. No fee for this program.

Invasive Plant Work Party Friday, August 2, 9 a.m.
The focus for this work party will be Japanese Barberry and Mugwort. Come learn about    invasive plant species ecology and management and enjoy the camaraderie of collective   action to improve our sanctuary and learn what you can do at home. Contact Jim Arrigoni at to sign up. No fee.
Bird Walk Wednesday, August 7, 7 a.m. with Miley Bull
All levels of birders are welcome on this leisurely walk and talk with our senior director of science and conservation. A variety of birds, including American Redstart, ground nesting Ovenbirds and other warblers can be seen and heard throughout the sanctuary.

Take a Hike Tuesday Tuesday, August 13, 8 a.m.
Join Deirdra Wallin, program coordinator, on a hike through the varied habitats of Deer Pond Farm. The focus will be on covering many trails (approximately 3 miles) at a good pace. The route will be moderately strenuous with several hundred feet of elevation change.
New Volunteer Training Tuesday, August 13, 11 a.m.
No matter what your interests or talents, by volunteering at our Deer Pond Farm, you can help promote understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of our natural world. Join us to learn the variety of opportunities available, including office and outdoor help, which are needed to keep Deer Pond Farm going.

New York Bird Walk Wednesday, August 21, 8 a.m. with Stefan Martin
Join our habitat steward as we explore our newly opened trails in Pawling, New York     connected to our trails in Sherman. We’ll look for breeding Warblers, Vireos,  Grosbeaks and Tanagers across the border during this early morning bird walk.
Ecology Walk Monday, August 26, 6 p.m. with Jim Arrigoni
Most birds have gone quiet, but buzzing cicadas in the tree tops provide the soundtrack of the late-summer forest. Enjoy the evening exploring the varied habitats of Deer Pond Farm with conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni, uncovering points of natural history interest as well as demonstrating the management practices used to promote native biodiversity.
For all on-site programs:  Registration required:
Free for members
$5 non-members
$10 non-member families
Distances & terrain vary per program. Allow for an average of 2.5 hours. Dress for the weather. Inclement weather cancels.
Bring binoculars, camera, water, bug spray, walking stick and a sense of adventure.
Binoculars are available to borrow.
Children under 18 must be with an adult.
Please note: Dogs, horses, fishing, swimming, camping, fires, hunting and collecting are not permitted.
Limited cell service on trails.

Visitor Parking and Guided Programs meet at:
57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman, CT 06784  860-799-4074

Trails open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.

Thank you for staying on the trails.