Trail Wood Programs
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.
Thurs., Oct. 8, 8 a.m.
Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as he points out various bird species. Bring binoculars and wear drab colored clothing. We may even visit a nearby preserve owned by the Wolf Den Land Trust. Cost: members – free, non-members $5.
Second Sunday Walks
October 11, 2:00 p.m.
November 8, 2:00 p.m.
Stretch your legs, breath in the fresh air and look for interesting bugs, butterflies, birds, and blossoms. Trail Wood rarely disappoints. Bring your binoculars and your camera if you are so inclined. Cost: Free to CAS members/$5 non-members.
Full Moon Walks
Sunday, Sept 27, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct 28, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov 25, 7:00 p.m. (day before Thanksgiving)
Trail Wood is beautiful by moonlight. 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
After School Nature Club
Oct Session – Grades 1-6:
Wednesdays, Oct. 14, 21 & 28, Nov. 4
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.
Autumnal Writer’s Workshop
Sunday Oct 4, 2 -4 p.m.
Teale friend, Hampton writer and resident, Alison Davis will lead a writing workshop incorporating the writings of Edwin Way Teale and the beauty of Trail Wood that comes with crisp fall days. Consider an inspirational afternoon with your pen in hand. Cost: $10 members; $20 non-members.
Family Star Party
Saturday, October 10, 7-9 p.m.
Join Geoff McLean (ECGSAC) of the Thames Amateur Astronomical Society and his big telescopes for an evening of star gazing on the Teale’s “Starfield Pasture.” Bring a lawn chair, binoculars, telescope (all optional) and sense of adventure. Refreshments following the program. Cost: Donations appreciated
Attention Teachers! Schedule Fall Field Trips and In-class programs!
Check out our field trips for elementary and middle school classes. Aligned with the Connecticut science standards, our programs pack in four hours of hands-on activities on our 700 acre sanctuary. Fall titles include: Birding 101, The Dirt on Soils, Adaptations, Seaside Ecology, Nature Journaling & Photography at Trail Wood, Bio Blitz and more. For other titles, pricing and scheduling contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional programming in northeastern Connecticut, consider our Center at Pomfret.
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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.