Environmental Education, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Nature Center and Wildlife Preserve
Audubon Sharon consists of the Sharon Audubon Center and Emily Winthrop Miles Wildlife Sanctuary and has been connecting people with nature for over forty years. Our mission is to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats by creating life-changing experiences that inspire and enable school children, community members and their families to appreciate, understand and protect the natural world
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.