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.

Birds & More: Ecology Walks with Jim Arrigoni

Join Jim Arrigoni, conservation biologist, in exploring the diverse habitats of Deer Pond Farm.  Walks will emphasize different themes such as forest birds and birdsong, wetlands wildlife, night songs, and plants.  We will move at a leisurely pace, stopping to observe and learn about various points of interest as they are encountered and collecting data for the Connecticut Bird Atlas Survey.
All walks free for members and $5 for non-members.

Wednesday, July 11  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.    To register, click here
Friday, July 27  8 p.m. to 10 p.m.           To register, click here
The birds are much quieter in mid-summer when they focus on raising their young, but there is still plenty to see and hear in July.  Join us after the heat of the day has passed for a cool evening walk among the diverse field, forest and wetland habitats.  Bullfrogs, crickets and katydids will serenade us while we enjoy the fireworks show put on by lightening bugs.  Please bring a flashlight or headlamp.
 

Thursday, July 12  9 a.m.                   To register, click here
Join us as we explore the rich variety of habitats and botanical diversity.  This gentle walk will focus on the identification and natural history of trees, shrubs, vines and wildflowers, and how the land at Deer Pond Farm is managed to promote biological diversity.  You may wish to bring a hand lens for smaller flowers

Tuesday, July 17  9 a.m. to noon      To register, click here
Join us for a briskly-paced walk as we explore some different trails.  We’ll look and listen for signs of birds and other wildlife while we keep a consistent pace through forests, meadows and around wetlands.  We will take breaks at a few points of interest for naturalist lessons.  Please bring water and hiking pole.

Saturday, July 28  10 a.m.                To register, click here
Join us for a family friendly short and leisurely nature walk on the gentle, mowed trails.  We’ll explore ponds, meadow and forest habitats, pointing out plants, wildlife and other curiosities for young and old alike.  Please note, children under age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

Dress for walks that cover approximately 1.5 miles along moderately hilly terrain and the weather. Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera, bug spray, sunscreen and a sense of adventure.

 

 

 

Early Morning Bird Walks with Miley Bull

Indigo Bunting populations are rebounding. Photo copyright Julian Hough.

Join Miley Bull, senior director of science and conservation for The Connecticut Audubon Society, for early morning bird walks at Deer Pond Farm in Sherman, CT.  All levels of birders are welcome on these relaxing excursions along the trails on our way to the birding hot spot.  We will look, listen and learn for our resident and summer birds as we collect data for the Connecticut Bird Atlas Survey.  Birds we may encounter include: Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Blue-winged Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, American Redstart and more!

Free for members
$5 non-members

Friday, July 20  8 a.m.  To register, click here

Wednesday, July 25  8 a.m.  To register, click here

Tuesday, July 31  8 a.m.  To register, click here

Dress for walks that cover approximately 1.5 miles along moderately hilly terrain and the weather. Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera, bug spray, sunscreen and a sense of adventure.

 

 

 

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