Member Event: August 2022 Events at Deer Pond Farm, Sherman, CT

Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 1pm

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FIRST FRIDAY HIKE: August 5, 9 AM to 11 AM, No Fee

Join volunteers Mary Ann and Allison for the First Friday Hike on the shade-covered trails at Deer Pond Farm. Explore new trails and hear about the projects taking place across the 850 acre sanctuary. It’s a great way to enjoy some sunshine, get some fresh air and exercise, and learn about our corner of the world!

SUMMER TREE ID WALK: August 17, 10 AM to Noon, No Fee

Join us for the summer installment of our seasonal tree identification series! John  Ehrenreich, author of Native Trees of Connecticut, will join Connecticut Audubon Society Master Naturalist Diane Nizlek to co-lead this 1.5 mile hike. Participants will learn to identify some of the 50+ native trees and shrubs found at Deer Pond Farm. With the leaves in full bloom, summer is a great time to learn about the many clues used to identify our tree population!

BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDING, PART 2: August 23, 10 AM to Noon

Did you miss July’s Butterflies and Birding Walk? Join us in August! Stefan Martin, Habitat Steward for the Connecticut Audubon Society, will lead the way as we explore the pollinator garden and trails of Deer Pond Farm looking for our winged residents.  August is a great time to watch for a variety of aerial activity, as both the birds and the butterflies begin to prepare for their fall migration. Join us on new trails as we learn about our local birds, butterflies, and the native plants that support them.

BIRDS AND MORE ECOLOGY WALK: August 28, 10 AM to Noon

Late summer is a season of abundance, making it a great time to observe wildlife in the fields, forests, and ponds at Deer Pond Farm. All manner of nectar, fruit, nuts, and insect prey are available for even the pickiest eaters, whether a resident mammal building up fat reserves for winter hibernation or a migratory bird getting ready for a long flight to South America. See how nature keeps busy even during the "dog days" of summer!

Please keep track of your nature observations! You can contribute to important, useful, and user-friendly citizen science projects via the internet or smartphone apps.

iNaturalist.org is a “virtual museum” repository for observations of any living thing, from algae to oak trees. The app can also aid in identifying photographs of species.

eBird.org is a great way to keep track of your birdwatching adventures and a resource forlearning about what birds to expect at different times and places.

All programs held outside. Registration required at ctaudubon.org

$5 member adult, $0 member child, $10 non-member adult, $5 non-member child. No fee when noted.

Distances & terrain vary per program. Dress for the weather & wear proper clothes and footwear. Bring binoculars, camera, water, walking stick, and a sense of adventure!

Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please visit ctaudubon.org for updates and cancellations.

Please adhere to current COVID-19 protocols. Keep 6 feet from others and bring a mask.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Limited cell service on trails.

Visitor parking and guided programs meet at: 

57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman, CT 06784, Tel: (860) 799-4074.

Trails open daily from dawn to dusk.

See our kiosks for trail and wildlife information.