The Connecticut Audubon Society - Deer Pond Farm, Sherman, CT



Deer Pond Farm, Sherman, CT
July 2019 Programs

Sunset Nature Hikes on Western Trails:
Monday, July 8, 6 p.m. with Jim Arrigoni to Greenwoods View
Wednesday, July 31, 6 p.m. with Cathy Hagadorn to Kirby View
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.
Bird Walk Thursday, July 11 8 a.m. and Friday, July 26 with Miley Bull
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 sanctuary.

Invasive Plant “101” & Removal Friday, July 12, 2 p.m.
The focus for this program 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. Contact Jim Arrigoni at to sign up.
Guided Nature & Bird Walk at Tarrywile Park Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m.
This is a family program through the Danbury Public Library. To register and for more information about the program, call 203.797.4505 extension 7747.

Ecology Walk Tuesday, July 16, 8 a.m. with Jim Arrigoni
The birds with their new families are getting quieter by the day, but there is still so much happening in the varied habitats of Deer Pond Farm. Conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni will uncover points of natural history interest, as well as explain the management practices used to promote native biodiversity.

New York Bird Walk Wednesday, July 17, 8 a.m. with Stefan Martin
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.

Take a Hike Tuesday Tuesday, July 23, 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.

For all on site programs: Registration required:
Free for members
$5 non-members
$10 non-member families
Distances & terrain vary per program. Allow for an average of 2.5 hours. Dress for the weather. Inclement weather cancels.
Bring binoculars, camera, water, bug spray, walking stick and a sense of adventure.
Binoculars are available to borrow.
Children under 18 must be with an adult
Please note:  Dogs, horses, fishing, swimming, camping, fires, hunting and collecting are not permitted.

Visitor Parking and Guided Programs meet at:
57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman, CT 06784  860-799-4074
Trails open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.

See our two kiosks for CT and NY trail information.

Thank you for staying on the trails.