Member Event: Deer Pond Farm, Sherman, CT, February 2021 Programs

Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 2pm


FIRST FRIDAY HIKE/SNOWSHOE, February 5, 10AM to 11:30AM, No Fee

Join our volunteers, Mary Ann and Allison for fresh air, exercise and good company on a hike or snowshoe excursion. This month we’ll explore the western trails. Pace of hike adjusted to participants. Hiking pole and shoe traction device helpful.


Where do frogs and turtles spend the winter? Under the water’s surface is where many insect and wildlife species are protected from winter’s cold temperatures. We’ll prowl the banks of streams, ponds and wetlands and, depending on the conditions, conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni will scoop a net or two to see aquatic up close.


Join citizen science by submitting your eBird checklists to Deer Pond Farm, CT Audubon (Fairfield County), Sherman and/ or Deer Pond Farm, CT Audubon (Dutchess Co.) while you are birding here.

BIRDING WITH STEFAN MARTIN, February 20, 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 conduct an eBird checklist. This is your opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist!

SCHEDULE YOUR OWN PRIVATE EXPERT LED WALK (Available to purchase as a gift too)

Jim Arrigoni, conservation biologist or Stefan Martin, habitat steward will guide you through the diverse habitats of Deer Pond Farm. Information on the flora and fauna as well as our conservation work will be shared. Habitat enhancement and data collection via eBird, CT & NY Bird Atlas and Motus Wildlife Tracking System will be presented.

Contact Deirdra Wallin, center manager, to schedule. Fee: $100 for a two hour walk includes up to four pre-registered and pre-paid attendees.

Special note:

Please adhere to current COVID-19 protocols. Keep 6 feet from other hikers & birders and bring a mask.

Trails open to the public dawn to dusk daily.

Limited cell service on trails.

All on site programs:

Held outside.

Registration required:

$10 members; $0 member child; $15 non-members $5 non-member child No fee when noted Distances & terrain vary per program. 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!