Larsen Sanctuary


Access Point: 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT
Additional Information: http://www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield/

Located in the historic Greenfield Hill section, Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield was constructed in 1971 and adjoins the 155-acre Roy and Margot Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary, open dawn to dusk year-round, features rolling woodlands, meadows, streams, marshes and ponds with raised boardwalks and bridges that allow access to a variety of habitats, 7 miles of trails including the Chiboucas Wheelchair-accessible Trail for the Disabled, observation platform, interpretive signs and an Algonquian wigwam replica.

The Center provides an indoor setting for interpretation of the Sanctuary and serves as the hub of youth and adult environmental education programs and activities throughout the year. Our Center features live education animals and other nature-related exhibits and, from late spring and throughout the summer a Butterfly Garden. Farm Pond (right behind the building) is a great place for spotting frogs, turtles and ducks. Our ‘Birds of Prey’ Compound is home to a variety of owls and hawks, two Peregrine Falcons, a Turkey Vulture and other raptors.

Focus: To promote awareness of Connecticut’s terrestrial and freshwater wetland ecosystems and foster their preservation through hands-on experience and learning and related activities.

Species Sightings

+ Amphibians
+ Birds
+ Fungi
+ Insects
+ Mammals
+ Mosses
+ Plants
+ Reptiles
+ Slime Molds
+ Trees

Misc. Photos from Larsen Sanctuary