The Sharon Audubon Center consists of 1,147 acres of primarily forest land. It includes eleven miles of trails and two ponds. The main building houses a small hands-on natural history museum, the Audubon Nature Store and the children's Adventure Center. The immediate grounds include a raptor aviary with live birds of prey, the Herb Garden, maintained by the Millbrook Garden Club, the Eleanor Loft Bird and Butterfly Garden and a working sugarhouse (formerly an ice house.)
The Sharon Audubon Center is Audubon Sharon's community nature center where the majority of the programs and events are held. The Audubon Center runs a Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic to help people who find injured and orphaned wildlife and naturalists are on duty to answer questions and interface with the public.
The Emily Winthrop Miles Wildlife Sanctuary manage 1,500 acres of habitat amidst 5,000 acres of protected open space. In addition to forest land, Miles features two miles of the Carse Brook Wetlands that supports a wide variety of flora and fauna, some on the endangered species list. Though none of the buildings are currently open to the public, the sanctuary itself is open for visitation and the trail around Miles Pond boasts some of the best wildlife viewing in the region.
The Emily Winthrop Miles Wildlife Sanctuary is the training and research part of Audubon Sharon's operation. With a small residential facility, Miles is able to house interns and scientists who use the Sanctuary for field work and environmental study. Before you head to Sharon, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sharon day trip planning website , to make sure you see all that Sharon has to offer, including Sharon Audubon Center.
Sharon Audubon Center Reviews
We visited the Audubon Center in Sharon on a chilly morning. There is a small gift shop & museum with live animals (turtles & birds) on display. We hiked the Bog Meadow trail, which took us to two bog... more »
The nature center building(s) house a few exhibits of birds, snakes, and turtles. But the real attraction at this facility is the collection of raptor enclosures, containing an adult bald eagle, red-t... more »
Really quite, easy trails. Beautiful scenery. The raptor aviary was awesome. I've never seen birds that big so close before. They were such majestic creatures.
Unfortunately, we went on a day they were closed. However, we really enjoyed the raptor aviary. Even in the pouring rain
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