Member Event: The Connecticut Audubon Society - Deer Pond Farm - December

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 3pm

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FIRST FRIDAY HIKE/SNOWSHOE 

December 4, 10AM to 11:30AM, No Fee

Join volunteers, Mary Ann and Allison on a hike or snowshoe excursion for fresh air,  exercise and good company. Different trails and routes each month. 

BIRDING WITH STEFAN MARTIN

December 5, 10AM to 12:00PM - Winter is the perfect time of year to get out and look for birds! We will explore ways birds manage to survive this demanding season when food and cover are in short supply. In addition to highlighting the importance of habitat diversity for supporting wildlife throughout the seasons, we will also conduct an official bird survey for the Connecticut Bird Atlas Block 60D. This is your opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist!

TRAILS TOUR WITH THE DIRECTOR

December 9, 3PM to 4:30PM - Explore the trails of Deer Pond Farm with Director, Cathy Hagadorn. The sanctuary covers 850 acres of rugged hardwood forest, meadows, and wetlands straddling the state border of Connecticut and New York. Cathy will share the history of this land that was gifted to CT Audubon and the conservation work we are doing.

NATIVE WINTER TREE ID & BENEFITS TO BIRDS

December 13, 1PM to 3PM - Even without leaves, trees offer many clues about their identity, such as bark color and texture, overall form, habitat, and twig characteristics. Become familiar with our native tree species and the benefits they offer to birds and other wildlife. Conservation Biologist Jim Arrigoni will lead this walk along a variety of forest types.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please adhere to current COVID-19 protocols.

Keep 6 feet from other hikers & birders and bring a mask.

Trails open daily dawn to dusk. Limited cell service on trails.

For all on site programs: Registration required: ctaudubon.org $10 members $15 non-members $25 families (up to 4).

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

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

Children under 18 must be with an adult. 

Visitor Parking and Guided Programs meet at: 57 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman, CT 06784 860-799-4074.

See our kiosks for trail and conservation information.

Thank you for staying on the trails. ENJOY!