FIRST FRIDAY HIKE: July 1, 9 AM to 11 AM, No Fee
Join volunteer Mary Ann and Deer Pond Farm Director Cathy Hagadorn for the First Friday Hike on the shade-covered trails at Deer Pond Farm. Come explore new trails, get some fresh air and exercise, and learn more about the many projects taking place across the 850 acre sanctuary. It’s a great way to enjoy some sunshine and get to know more about our little corner of the world!
BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDING: July 9, 10 AM to 12 pm
Join Stefan Martin, Habitat Steward for the Connecticut Audubon Society as we take to the trails to explore the variety of butterfly species that call Deer Pond Farm home. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful, shimmering colors of these flying pollinators. We’ll also keep an eye and an ear out for our summer bird residents. Learn about the important role that plants play in the life cycle of the butterflies and birds, and what you can do at home to benefit their populations.
BIRDS AND MORE ECOLOGY WALK: July 24, 9 AM to 11 AM
The chorus of bird song diminishes by mid-summer, replaced by the buzz of cicadas and the croaks of Bullfrogs and Green Frogs. But the birds are still very busy. Some are still nesting (in some cases for a second or third time this season), while others are teaching their young important survival skills and preparing for southward migration in the weeks and months to come. There is always lots going on for the keen observer! Conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni will be your guide on this gentle 1.5-mile walk.
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 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.