Member Event: Deer Pond Farm - November Programs

Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 4pm

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NATURE HIKE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
10AM to Noon, No Fee

Join us for fresh air, exercise, good company and naturalist lessons along the way! This hike will cover approximately 3 miles of trails through the varied habitats of Deer Pond Farm at a pace adjusted to participants.

BIRD WALK

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
1PM to 3PM

With the recent leaf drop, the lack of dense foliage as cover allows for easier viewing of birds. Join us to learn identification of our resident birds as well as those migrating. We will also review some of the ways these birds manage to survive with the absence of insect life for food. 

WINTER TREE ID WALK

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
10AM to Noon, No Fee

Take an easy-paced walk to learn about some of the common trees found at Deer Pond Farm. Instead of relying on leaves, flowers, fruit, and nuts, the focus is on differences between branching, bark, twigs, and winter buds for identification.

HISTORY IN THE FOREST WALK: Interpreting the Legacies of Past Land Use

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
1PM to 3PM

Every landscape tells a story about those who have passed before us and the lives they led. From stone wall architecture and abandoned cellars to wildlife food webs and tree species composition, New England’s forests are especially rich places to interpret the past. On this gentle 2-mile hike we will explore decades and even centuries old clues that remain on the landscape today as testament to the activities of humans before Deer Pond Farm was designated as a nature sanctuary. We’ll also discuss those implications for present-day plants and wildlife.

All on site programs:

Held outside

Registration required: ctaudubon.org

$5 adult members;  Free child member

$10 adult non-members; $5 child non-member

No fee when noted

Children under 18 must be with an adult.

Inclement weather cancels.

Bring binoculars, camera, water, and walking stick.

Trails open to the public dawn to dusk daily.

Limited cell service on trails.

Special note:

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

Visitor Parking and Guided Programs at:

57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman, CT 06784  860-799-4074

See our  kiosks for trail and conservation information.