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

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 3pm

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BIRD WATCHING AT KOMLO PRESERVE: May 1, 9 AM to 11 AM, No Fee

Join our own expert birder Stefan Martin for a morning of bird watching at the Komlo Preserve, hosted by Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust. Come with your binoculars and search for some local bird species from around Connecticut. Registration is required, and participation is limited to 20 people. Register at candlewoodvalleyrlt.org/events.

FIRST FRIDAY HIKE: May 6, 10 AM to Noon, No Fee

Join volunteers Mary Ann and Allison for a spring hike at Deer Pond Farm. With new routes taken every month, it is a great way to learn the trail network and hear more about the conservation work happening at Deer Pond Farm.

TREE ID WALK: May 10, 10 AM to Noon, No Fee

John Ehrenreich, author of Native Trees of Connecticut, will join Master Naturalist Diane Nizlek to co-lead a 1.5 mile hike, during which participants will learn to identify native trees and understand their wildlife value. This walk will focus on identifying some of the 50+ native trees and shrubs found at Deer Pond Farm.

MIGRATION MADNESS BIRDATHON EVENTS:

Warblers and More Bird Walks: May 14 + 15, 9 AM to 11 AM

Join Conservation Biologist Jim Arrigoni on May 14, and Habitat Steward Stefan Martin on May 15, to see how many birds you can spot during our 5th annual Migration Mad-ness Birdathon! Spring migrants are returning to their breeding grounds and joining our year-round resident birds. The air is full of bird song as males claim territory and try to attract mates for the breeding season. Join Deer Pond Farm staff as we explore the trails in search of warblers, vireos, flycatchers and more!

Please keep track of your nature observations. You can contribute to important, use-ful, 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. In addition, the app can aid in identifying photographs of species.

eBird.org is a great way to keep track of your birdwatching adventures, as well as a re-source for learning about what birds to expect at different times and places.

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

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 can-celled due to inclement weather. Please visit ctaudubon.org for updates and cancellations.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Limited cell service on trails.

Unless otherwise noted, 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.