Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Fairfield

Birdcraft

Programs & Events at Deer Pond Farm

We invite you to make a reservation to join us for one of our walks or programs.
Please note, members do receive discounts on programs as well as many other benefits. For more information, click here.

 

Take a Hike Tuesday

 

By Deirdra Wallin

Tuesday, July 23 & August 13
8 a.m.

Join Deirdra Wallin, program coordinator, on a hike through the varied habitats of Deer Pond Farm. The focus will be on covering many trails (approximately 3 miles) at a good pace. The route will be moderately strenuous with several hundred feet of elevation change.

Please arrive on time and dress for the weather.  Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera, water, sunscreen, bug spray, walking stick and a sense of adventure!  Binoculars are available to borrow.

Free for members
$5  non-members
$10  family non-members

Tuesday, July 23
8 a.m.
To register, click here

Tuesday, August 13
8 a.m.
To register, click here

Bird Walks with Miley Bull

Yellow Warbler by Brian Bennet

Friday, July 26
8 a.m.
To register, click here

Wednesday, August 7
7 a.m.
To register, click here

All levels of birders are welcome on this leisurely walk and talk with our senior director of science and conservation. A variety of birds, including American Redstart, ground nesting Ovenbirds and other warblers can be seen and heard throughout the varied habitats.

Please arrive on time and dress for the weather.  Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera, water, sunscreen, bug spray, walking stick and a sense of adventure!  Binoculars are available to borrow.

Free for members
$5  non-members
$10  family non-members

 

A Modern Ecological Detective Story by Jim Arrigoni

Sunset Nature Hike on Western Trails

By Rich Stone

Wednesday, July 31 with Cathy Hagadorn to Kirby View
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
To register, click here

Get to know the newly opened trails on the New York side of Deer Pond Farm on these approximately 3.5 mile hikes to scenic views.  The terrain is gentle to moderate, but we will travel at a brisk pace with a few breaks along the way.

Please arrive on time and dress for the weather.  Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera, water, sunscreen, bug spray, walking stick and a sense of adventure! Binoculars are available to borrow.

 

The Power of Pollinators Tour & Talk

By Deirdra Wallin

Thursday, August 1
9 a.m.

80% of crops grown globally rely on pollinators for survival. Pollinators serve roles in helping to keep the air we breath and the water we drink clean, and many pollinators have incredible cultural significance in many communities. This program, led by Tierney Beauregard, environmental studies and economics student at Bucknell University, will focus on the importance of pollinators to the ecosystem as a whole, as well as how pollinators play a role in the everyday lives of humans and what we can do to help protect the pollinators we rely on. No fee for this program.

Please arrive on time and dress for the weather.  Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera, water, sunscreen, bug spray, walking stick and a sense of adventure!  Binoculars are available to borrow.

No fee for this program
To register, click here

 

 

Invasive Plant Work Party

By Jim Arrigoni

Friday, August 2
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

No fee
To register, click here

The focus for this work party will be Japanese Barberry and Mugwort.  Come learn about invasive plant species ecology and management and enjoy the camaraderie of collective action to improve our sanctuary and learn what you can do at home. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray.

 

 

 

 

New Volunteer Training

By Deirdra Wallin

Tuesday, August 13
11 a.m.

No matter what your interests or talents, by volunteering at our Deer Pond Farm, you can help promote understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of our natural world. Join us to learn the variety of opportunities available, including office and outdoor help, which are needed to keep Deer Pond Farm going.

No Fee
To register, click here

 

New York Bird Walk with Stefan Martin

Indigo Bunting by Michael Audette

Wednesday, August 21
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Join our habitat steward as we explore our newly opened trails in Pawling, New York     connected to our trails in Sherman. We’ll look for breeding Warblers, Vireos, Grosbeaks and Tanagers across the border during this early morning bird walk.

Please arrive on time and dress for the weather.  Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera, water, sunscreen, bug spray, walking stick and a sense of adventure!  Binoculars are available to borrow.

Free for members
$5  non-members
$10 family non-member

To register, click here

 

Ecology Walk with Jim Arrigoni

Monday, August 26
 6 p.m.

Most birds have gone quiet, but buzzing cicadas in the tree tops provide the soundtrack of the late-summer forest. Enjoy the evening exploring the varied habitats of Deer Pond Farm with conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni, uncovering points of natural history interest as well as demonstrating the management practices used to promote native biodiversity.

To register, click here

Please arrive on time and dress for the weather.  Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera, water, sunscreen, bug spray, walking stick and a sense of adventure!  Binoculars are available to borrow.

Free for members
$5  non-members
$10  family non-members

 

 

 

 

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