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.

May Migration Bird Walk with Miley Bull

Photo by Brian Bennett

Join Miley Bull, senior director of science and conservation for the Connecticut Audubon Society, during the peak of spring bird migration!

With over 835 acres of diverse habitats supporting over 100 species of birds, Deer Pond Farm is perfect for looking and listening for a wide variety of birds, while collecting data for the Connecticut Bird Atlas project. Each walk has a different theme and though we cannot guarantee you’ll see the themed bird during the walk, we will provide information on the species and show their preferred habitat as well as nesting boxes we have installed . All levels of birders are welcome.

Free for members
$5 non-members

 

Thursday, May 31 8 a.m. Purple Martin & Bluebird Trail Walk      To register, click here

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

 

Early Morning Bird Walks with Miley Bull

Photo by Don Breeger

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. With over 835 acres, offering diverse habitats, supporting over 100 species of birds, we’ll be looking and listening for a wide variety of birds, while collecting data for The Connecticut Bird Atlas project. All levels of birders are welcome!

Friday, June 8 8 a.m.      To register, click here
Wednesday, June 13 8 a.m.  To register, click here
Thursday, June 21 8 a.m.  To register, click here

Allow for an average of two hours. Dress for walks that cover approximately 1.5 miles along moderately hilly terrain and the weather. Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.

Free for members
$5 non-members

Advanced Volunteer Training: Protect Our Pollinators

Photo by Deirdra Wallin

Friday, June 8
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Current Connecticut Audubon Society volunteers and Master Naturalists are invited to this training by Mary Wilson and Holly Kocet, founders of local non-profit organization Protect Our Pollinators. We will learn about our pollinators-who they are, what they need and how they help us. The use of pesticides and alternatives will be presented as well. 

To register:  email Deirdra Wallin, Program Coordinator at dwallin@ctaudubon.org

Fern Walk

Wednesday, June 13
10 a.m.

Enjoy a shady stroll along the trails of Deer Pond Farm and discover the various ferns common to Connecticut. Connecticut Audubon Society Master Naturalist volunteers, Diane Nizlek and botanist Jim Cortina will share the basics of identification and reproduction as well as a few fun facts on some of the oldest plants on our planet and their connection to our local birds. 

Allow for an average of two hours. Dress for walks that cover approximately 1.5 miles along moderately hilly terrain and the weather. Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.

 Free for members
$5 non-members

To register, click here

Invasive Plant Walk

Thursday, June 21
4 p.m.

You say the birds are eating the multiflora rose fruit – isn’t that providing food for them? Join Karen Cowperthwaite, licensed landscape architect on Deer Pond Farm’s trails and find out why invasive plants are not good for Connecticut’s birds.  Learn about native alternatives that are critical for bird health and beautiful as well.  We’ll also touch on ways of dealing with invasive plants as we walk.  

Allow for an average of two hours. Dress for walks that cover approximately 1.5 miles along moderately hilly terrain and the weather. Inclement weather cancels. Bring binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.

 Free for members
$5 non-members

To register, click here

 

 

 

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