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 Thursday

By Cathy Hagadorn

Join us for fresh air, exercise, good company and naturalist lessons along the way! Staff and volunteers will lead this 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, walking stick and a sense of adventure!  Binoculars are available to borrow.

December 19, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   To register, click here

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

Birding Basics

Michael Audette

Birdwatching is fun! And anyone can do it, from anywhere! It’s considered a favorite pastime with over 60 million Americans taking time to look through their binoculars in search of birds and listen for bird calls and songs. Anyone can enjoy it independently or in a group. Whether you are new to birding or experienced, join us to discover the joys of birdwatching as we go over a variety of topics while we take to the trails to explore different habitats. You’ll learn about: binocular basics, identification clues (size and shape, field marks,     behavior, and habitat), and ethics (for wildlife and the land). Field guides, apps, and websites will also be shared to support your interest in learning. Bring binoculars (or borrow from us) and all of the questions you have about birding. Approximately two hours on easy terrain.

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.

Friday, March 27, 9 a.m.   To register, click here
Monday, May 4, 5 p.m.   To register, click here

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

 

Habitat Enhancement Volunteer Opportunities

By Cathy Hagadorn.

Join us for one workday or the whole season, your time and effort are welcome and appreciated!

Habitat Helpers: Help us while learning! We’ll work while we talk, and enjoy the camaraderie of collective action to improve our sanctuary. Currently, our focus is invasive plant identification and management. You’ll learn by doing and leave knowing what you can do at home.

Garden Gaggle: Join us in the bird and pollinator garden for maintenance and monitoring! We work while we chat, observe and learn. Our native plants bring in a host of butterflies, bees, and birds. We take the time to enjoy these visitors and conversations with fellow gardeners while weeding and completing other seasonal tasks.

We have finished for the 2019 season.  

Email Deirdra Wallin at dwallin@ctaudubon.org to join the Garden Gaggle or the Habitat Helpers in 2020.

 

 

 

 

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