Member Event: The Connecticut Audubon Society - Deer Pond Farm, Sherman, CT - February 2023 Programs

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 3pm

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FIRST FRIDAY HIKE

February 3, 10 AM to Noon, No Fee

Join Deer Pond Farm volunteers on the trails for a mid-winter hike! This program will be a hike or a snowshoe, depending on trail conditions. It’s a great way to get to know the trails, and enjoy some fresh air and exercise.

BACKYARD BIRDING

February 18, 10 AM to Noon (stop in!), No Fee

Stop in at Deer Pond Farm anytime between 10 a.m. and Noon to learn more about backyard birding in celebration of the National Great Backyard Bird Count! Learn about the resources available to track and identify birds in your own backyard, while enjoying some bird watching from inside the building and/or from the Teaching Terrace.

Although it is winter, the bird feeders can still be busy! This program is great for beginner birders, and those who enjoy birding from the accessibility of the building.

WINTER BIRDING

February 21, 10 AM to Noon

Although Valentine’s Day has come and gone, love is still in the air. Join Habitat Steward Stefan Martin on the trails to learn about local species such as the Great-horned Owl and Bald Eagle who are already making preparations for the upcoming breeding season.

Winter is a great time to get to know our local bird populations - keep an eye and an ear out for our year-round residents while exploring Deer Pond Farm!

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 for learning about what birds to expect at different times and places.

All programs held outsideRegistration 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; ctaudubon.org

Trails open daily from dawn to dusk. 

See our kiosks for trail and wildlife information.