Member Event: The Connecticut Audubon Society - July/August 2021 Programs

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 4pm

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BUTTERFLY WALK

JULY 25, 2PM to 3:30PM

Over 40 butterfly species have been identified at Deer Pond Farm, a certified Monarch Waystation through Monarch Watch. Learn about butterflies as we go through our pollinator garden and meadows. Identification tips as well as habitat needs, including host and nectar plants will be shared.

FIRST FRIDAY HIKE

AUGUST 6, 9AM to 11AM, No Fee

Join us for fresh air, exercise and good company. Different trails explored each month. Pace adjusted to participants.

CITIZEN SCIENCE EBIRD

AUGUST 10, 11AM to Noon, No Fee

Learn how to use eBird, the digital platform for documenting bird sightings. We will begin by discussing best practices for using the eBird app, and then practice inputting sightings as we explore the property together. Please come with the eBird app downloaded onto your smartphone, or a notebook and pencil for recording your observations

BIRD WALK

AUGUST 14, 8AM to 10AM

During the summer months, many birds are busy feeding, caring for and teaching their young. One way of confirming breeding bird status is made possible when birds are observed carrying food. Documenting nesting bird species on the property is valuable on a global level. Documenting nesting bird species on the property is valuable on a global level. Data collection also helps us with planning for preservation and maintenance of important nesting locations and ensure these species can continue to successfully produce offspring. Join us as we explore the various habitats observing, learning and collecting data.

BIRDS & MORE ECOLOGY WALK

AUGUST  21, 9AM to 11AM

Late summer is a great time to observe wildlife activity in the fields, forests, and ponds at Deer Pond Farm. Butterflies and other pollinators are visiting flowers, the sounds of cicadas and crickets fill the air, and dragonflies are patrolling shorelines where Green Frogs let out the occasional croak

BUTTERFLY WALK

AUGUST 25, 2PM to 3:30PM

Over 40 butterfly species have been identified at Deer Pond Farm, a certified Monarch Waystation through Monarch Watch. Learn about butterflies as we go through our pollinator garden and meadows. Identification tips as well as habitat needs, including host and nectar plants will be shared

BEGINNING BIRDING WALK

AUGUST 29, 11AM to 12:30PM

Are you new to birding? Would you like help with binocular use and bird identification? In this program field guides, apps and tips, including bird size & shape, color, behavior and habitat to help with identification will be shared.

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:

ctaudubon.org

$10 members
$15 non-members
No fee when noted

Bring binoculars, camera,  water, and walking stick..

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!