Member Event: The Connecticut Audubon Society - Deer Pond Farm - August Programs

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 8am


FIRST FRIDAY HIKE, August 7, 8:30AM,  No fee, no registration required.

Join volunteers, Mary Ann and Allison on a hike for fresh air, exercise and good company through the varied habitats of Deer Pond Farm. The focus will be on covering many trails, including some rolling hills and several hundred feet of elevation change (approximately 3 miles) at a good pace.


Learn basic camera settings (ISO, aperture, exposure etc.), birding/photography ethics and how to get your best shot in the field with The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Land Steward Stefan Martin. With diverse habitats, we can be certain to have plenty of opportunities to put practice these new found tips.

BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES, August 8, 2:00PM; August 12 & 18, 10:00AM

Explore our thriving pollinator garden and surrounding areas with The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Land Steward Stefan Martin looking for these winged wonders. Along the way, we will learn about the different butterfly host plants and nectar rich native flowers which provide food for both birds and butterflies alike.


All level of birders are welcome on this relaxing excursion along the trails on our way to various birding hot spots with Miley Bull, The Connecticut Audubon Society’s senior director of science and conservation . We will look and listen for resident and migrant bird species as we collect data for the Connecticut Bird Atlas.

BIRDS & MORE ECOLOGY WALKS, August 16, 3:00PM & August 28 4:00PM

Unless a cicada is buzzing away in the treetops, Connecticut forests can be very quiet during these lazy days of late summer. But upon closer inspection, a lot is happening this time of year as many critters are taking full advantage of the abundance of food sources, whether it be nectar, seeds, fruits, or even other animals. Conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni will be your guide in exploring the meadows, forests & wetlands of some of our less-travelled New York trails. Along the way, we’ll identify different species of wildlife and plants, and also show how different species make their livings at the sanctuary and how Connecticut Audubon manages the land for their benefit.

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED:  Registration Required. Member fee: $10 per person. Non-member fee: $15 per person

For all on site programs: Registration required:

Due to COVID-19, please keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other hikers & birders and bring a mask.

Distances & terrain vary per program. Allow for an average of 2 hours. Dress for the weather. Inclement weather cancels.

Bring binoculars, camera, water, bug spray, walking stick and a sense of adventure.

Children under 18 must be with an adult.

Please note: Dogs, horses, fishing, swimming, camping, fires, hunting and collecting are not permitted.

Limited cell service

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. Kiosks with trail information.

Thank you for staying on the trails. ENJOY!