Date: 6/28/18 2:37 pm From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Deer Pond Farm Grand Opening July 7
Deer Pond Farm in Sherman to Celebrate its Year-Round Opening with a Fanfare on July 7<x-apple-data-detectors://3>
10 miles of beautiful trails will be open seven days a week. The public is invited to experience one of the state’s great nature sanctuaries
June 28, 2018 -- After a year of preparation, the Connecticut Audubon Society<x-apple-data-detectors://5>’s Deer Pond Farm in Sherman will open 10 miles of trails to the public seven days a week for hiking, birding, and nature study, starting Saturday, July 7.<x-apple-data-detectors://6>
The preserve has been open only for guided walks in limited areas and at limited times. But now visitors will be able to explore more than 400 acres of the preserve from dawn to dusk, year-round.
Connecticut Audubon is celebrating by inviting the public to a free grand opening on Saturday, July 7.<x-apple-data-detectors://7>
Bird walks led by Connecticut Audubon staff will start at 8 a.m.<x-apple-data-detectors://8>, followed by a 10 a.m.<x-apple-data-detectors://9> ribbon cutting, and a raptor demonstration by Skyhunters in Flight at 10:30<x-apple-data-detectors://10>.
Additional guided walks are scheduled for 11:30<x-apple-data-detectors://11> and visitors will be able to explore the preserve on their own as well.
The walks will be led by Connecticut Audubon Executive Director Patrick Comins and Deer Pond Farm Director Cathy Hagadorn, as well as by Deirdra Wallin and Jim Arrigoni of the Deer Pond Farm staff. Volunteers will also be stationed at the newly-established memorial pollinator garden.
Deer Pond Farm is located at 57 Wakeman Hill Road<x-apple-data-detectors://12>, Sherman.
The opening day programs are free but RSVPs are requested. Links to RSVP to all of the July 7<x-apple-data-detectors://13> programs are here<https://bbox.blackbaudhosting.com/webforms/linkredirect?url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.ctaudubon.org%2f2018%2f06%2fgrand-grounds-opening%2f&srcid=8759519&srctid=1&erid=668299286&trid=be5fe5b6-ee66-419b-80f4-c994747310ea&linkid=102857423&isbbox=1>.
Deer Pond Farm is one of 20 wildlife sanctuaries owned and managed by Connecticut Audubon. Based in Fairfield, Connecticut Audubon is the state’s largest independent conservation organization. Connecticut Audubon has centers in Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury, Old Lyme, and Pomfret, in addition to Sherman. Its 20 sanctuaries encompass 3,000 acres.
Deer Pond Farm is extraordinary. Visitors will experience one of Connecticut’s great natural areas. The preserve occupies 835 acres in the highlands spanning the border of Connecticut and New York. Most of it is a deep forest of hills and hollows, with wooded swamps throughout, but there are also meadows and other grassy areas.
Deer Pond Farm also offers spectacular views from a high point of 1,200 feet to the southeastern hills.
Director - Deer Pond Farm
57 Wakeman Hill Road<x-apple-data-detectors://15/0>
Sherman, CT 06784<x-apple-data-detectors://15/0>
860-799-4074 x 101<tel:860-799-4074;101>