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Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Fairfield

Birdcraft

Programs & Classes at Deer Pond Farm

We invite you to make a reservation to join us for one of our walks or programs.

Updated Directions Due to Route 37 Closure in Sherman, CT

Please note, as of September 6, 2018 route 37 north of Big Trail in Sherman is closed to all thru traffic. A detour route is signed to use route 39 between Sherman and New Fairfield. Estimated completion date is September 30, 2018. This does not impact travel from route 37 out of New Milford. Click here for more information.

Fall Foliage Bird Walks with Miley Bull

Photo by Michael Audette

Join us for these guided walks to enjoy the changing foliage, as well as migrating and resident birds. We’ll explore the diverse habitats which support a variety of birds that Miley Bull, senior director of science and conservation will help identify by sight and sound. All levels of birders are welcome. Binoculars and walking sticks available to borrow.

Dress for the weather. Inclement weather cancels.  Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.

Free for members
$5 non-members

Friday, September 28, 8 a.m.
To register, click here

Wednesday, October 3, 8 am
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Thursday, October 11, 8 a.m.
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Friday, October 19, 8 a.m.
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Wednesday, October 31, 8 a.m.  
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Litchfield Hills Audubon Society – Private Hike

Sunday, October 14
9 a.m.

For more information, contact Litchfield Hills Audubon Society  .

Interested in scheduling a private tour for your organization? Contact Deirdra Wallin, program coordinator at 860-799-4074 ext. 102.

Children’s Story Time with Walk

Wood Thrush by Charlie Westerinen

Sunday, October 14
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn about birds, migration and more as Elissa Johnson, science teacher and librarian reads Flute’s Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush written and illustrated by Lynne Cherry. A short walk through our new bird and pollinator garden and around two nearby ponds will follow .

Dress for the weather. Inclement weather cancels.  Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.

 

 

Free for members
$5. Non-members
$10 Family non-members

To register, click here

Birding Basics with Jim Arrigoni

Photo by Sharon Cuartero

Sunday, October 14
2:30 p.m.

The world of bird watching can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! This gentle introduction assumes nothing, except that you are curious to learn more about enjoying these wondrous creatures. We will cover use of binoculars and the variety of clues that help to identify different kinds of birds. Bring (or borrow from us) binoculars and all the questions you have about bird watching but were afraid to ask.

Dress for the weather. Inclement weather cancels.  Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.

Free for members
$5. Non-members
$10 Family non-members

To register, click here

Nature Hikes with Jim Arrigoni

 

Photo by Bob Macdonnell

Join Jim Arrigoni, conservation biologist, 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, although we will stop at points of natural history interest along the way. The route will be moderately strenuous with several hundred feet elevation changes.

Dress for the weather. Inclement weather cancels.  Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.

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

Tuesday, October 16
4 p.m.
To register, click here

 

Photograpy Fun!

American Redstart by Brian Bennett

Sunday, October 21
1 p.m.

Avid wildlife photographers Brian Bennett, Sharon Cuartero and Rich Stone will lead this family friendly walk in which the emphasis is increasing your comfort level with your camera and nature photography. They will share a variety of helpful hints and help you understand the capabilities and limitations of your camera while we enjoy the beauty of Deer Pond Farm during the changing season. All levels are welcome.

Dress for the weather. Inclement weather cancels.  Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.

Free for members
$5. Non-members
$10 Family non-members

To register, click here

 

Autumn Ecology Walk with Jim Arrigoni

Photo by Sharon Cuartero

Wednesday, October 24
4 p.m.

Enjoy the crisp air and fall foliage on a walk with conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni. Many bird species have migrated south, but many remain, and others from the  north have taken their place. Walk will emphasize highlights of this seasonal transition as plants and animals prepare for the cold months ahead. Binoculars recommended.

Dress for the weather. Inclement weather cancels.  Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.

Free for members
$5. Non-members
$10 Family non-members

To register, click here

 

 

 

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