In 1961, Clement and Keyo Ford donated their estate to Audubon. Their vision was that their property, known as Bog Meadow Farm, would forever be a place where people of all walks of life could learn about and enjoy the wonders of nature, just as they and their children had done for decades. Thus, the Sharon Audubon Center was born.
Emily Winthrop Miles Wildlife Audubon Sanctuary
Emily Winthrop Miles was a poet, writer, and artist. Much of the inspiration for her work came from nature. In 1962, the year after the Sharon Audubon Center was formed, Emily donated her property to the National Audubon Society, creating the Emily Winthrop Miles Wildlife Audubon Sanctuary. The buildings, her sculptures, and the beautiful land continue to be a reminder of her life and times.
How you can help, right now
Learn & Explore
Where birds thrive, people prosper. Help us transform local communities into places where birds flourish. Learn what you can do to nurture wildlife, nature, and conservation in Connecticut.
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Through land stewardship, science, education, and advocacy, we work to preserve habitat and protect bird species that are of state, national, and global concern. Your gift makes a difference.
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When you become a member of Sharon Audubon Center, you are protecting critical woodlands and a natural heritage for generations to come. Help us do great things.