93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, CT 06247
The Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary: open to the public from dawn to dusk seven days. Teale’s writing cabin and study are open by appointment. Call (860)928-4948
After School Nature Club
3:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-6: Wed. Jan 8, 15, 22, & 29
Grades 2- 6: Wed. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Do your kids need to blow off steam after school? Send them to Trail Wood. After a quick snack, we will head out on the trails exploring the woods, meadows and streams. Their afternoon will be filled with fresh air, exercise and fun. Wildlife lessons will be quietly inserted along the way. Cost per session: $40 members; $50 non-members.
Second Sunday Walks
Dec. 8, 2 p.m.
Jan. 12, 2 p.m.
Feb. 9, 2 p.m.
Caretaker Vern Pursely will introduce you to the trails that Edwin and Nellie held so dear. He will familiarize you with passages from Edwin’s books. Take a quiet break at Trail Wood. Cost: Free CAS members; $5 non-members
Full Moon Walks
Tues., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 16, 7 p.m.
Trail Wood is beautiful by day and downright magical by night. Pull yourself away from the demands of the day, slow down for a bit on our trails and listen for the denizens of the night. Cost: Free CAS members; $5 non-members .
Friends of Trail Wood
Annual Meeting and Potluck
Sun., Feb. 2, 2:30 p.m.
Come review the work of 2013 and help us plan the “to do” list for 2014. Meeting followed by an always tasty potluck supper with fine company. Bring a dish to share. Location TBA.
Save the Date!
Fourth Annual Stroll, Story, Stew & Song
Sunday, Feb. 23rd
Now accepting applications for:
2014 Summer Writer and Artist In-Residence Program
Download the Application
COMING THIS MARCH
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Program
Tuesdays, Mar 18 to May 20, 8 a.m. – Noon
Have you always wanted to learn more about the natural sciences? Want to volunteer at the Center? With 40 hours (ten, four hour sessions) of training, this may be the program for you. Registration limited to 15. We are currently accepting applications.
Directions and Information
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Private Guided Bird or Nature Walks
This service is offered year-round. Each walk can be geared toward your expectations and locations. Sanctuary Manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz can take you to your next “life bird,” to local hot spots, or just use his knowledge to find birds and wildlife for you. Owl walks and private Woodcock watches are very successful in small groups. This is an excellent gift for that outdoor enthusiast who has everything. Call 860-4948.
Bird Surveys on Private or Public Property
Sanctuary Manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz is available to conduct bird population surveys on your property and can provide advise on how to best manage the property for optimum bird habitat. Private property owners, Land Trusts, municipalities or other groups interested in inventorying breeding or migratory bird populations on their properties might consider this service. Conservation groups that are evaluating potential land purchases for conservation might find this service helpful as well. The best time of year to conduct nesting bird surveys is May and June. Call early to schedule as the calendar fills up fast this time of year: 860-928-4948.
Programs Offered to Groups and Libraries
We can bring our wildlife video and bird slide show programs right to you. Call 860-928-4948 for more information on each program.