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
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
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.
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:
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!