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.
Second Sunday Walks
Sun., June 14, 2 p.m.
Sun., July 12, 2 p.m.
Sun., August 9, 2 p.m.
Sun., September 13, 2 p.m.
These walks are designed for anyone new to Trail Wood. Come for a guided walk. Learn of Teale’s nature writing and photography legacy. Cost: Free to members; $3 non-members.
Full Moon Walks
Tues., June 2, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 27, 7:00 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, walk our trails and become familiar with the sights and sounds of a Trail Wood evening. Cost: Free to Members; $3 non-members
Trail Wood Bird Walk
Tues., June 30, 8 a.m.
Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as he finds various nesting birds at our Hampton sanctuary. Hooded warblers, chestnut-sided warblers, indigo buntings, and blue-winged warblers should be found. Cost: $5 members/$10 nonmembers.
Trail Wood Bird Walk
Tues., July 28, 8 a.m.
Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as he finds various nesting birds at our Hampton sanctuary. Hooded warblers, chestnut-sided warblers, indigo buntings, and blue-winged warblers should be found along with newly fledged young birds. Cost: $5 members/$10 nonmembers.
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.