Coming Up

Monarch Butterfly Presentation

July 27, 2024 1:00 am

Coyotes in Connecticut

July 28, 2024 1:00 pm

Meet the Turtles

August 4, 2024 2:00 pm

Birds of Prey

August 11, 2024 2:00 pm

Beardsley Zoo at the Sherwood Island Nature Center!

August 16, 2024 10:00 am

Monarch Butterfly Presentation

August 17, 2024 1:00 pm

Shorefest 2024

News from the Friends

Join the Friends of Sherwood Island Board this June

March 10 Nature Photography with a Smartphone Camera

2023 True Friend Award Recipient – Chris Swan

A Look Back at Shorefest 2022

2023 Summer Internship Program Open

Project Limulus at the Nature Center

Sherwood Island State Park, on the shore of Long Island Sound in Westport Connecticut, covers 234 acres of beach, wetlands and woodlands. People come to the park to walk, bike, swim, fish, study nature, watch birds, fly kites, fly model airplanes, play volleyball, picnic, or just relax under the trees.

The new Nature Center, on the east side, between the East Beach and the Nature Trail opened for the first time in 2009.

There are lots of ways that you can get involved! If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Friends of Sherwood Island at or complete the Online Volunteer Form . Thank you for your interest!