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.
Trail Wood Bird Walks
Thursday, April 28, 8 a.m.
Thursday, May 12, 8 a.m.
Thursday, May 26, 8 a.m.
Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as he points out various birds at Trail Wood and a nearby preserve. In May expect to find Hooded Warblers! Cost: Members FREE and $5 nonmembers.
Full Moon Walks
Friday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. (Earth Day)
Saturday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Second Sunday Walks
Sunday, May 8, 2:00 p.m. (Mother’s Day)
Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Spring Cleaning: Trail Wood Work Day
Saturday, April 16, 9:00 a.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at Trail Wood. Help “spruce up” the place with other like-minded Friends of Trail Wood. Bring gloves and your favorite shovel and rake.
Sunday, April 17, 2-4 p.m.
Bring your favorite Teale passages to read, share and discuss. Join caretaker Vern Pursley in the Trail Wood Museum by the fire or outside if it is warm RSVP to email@example.com. Cost: free, donation always appreciated.
Spring Writing Workshop
Sunday, May 22, 2 – 4 p.m.
Writer, artist musician and Mansfield resident, George Jacobi will lead a nature writing workshop Come prepared to soak in the tranquility of Trail Wood, be inspired to write Bring notebook and pencil. Cost: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Attention Teachers! Schedule Field Trips and In-class programs!
Want to add a little excitement to your classroom? Consider one of our in-class science programs. We have one hour programs for kindergarten through sixth grade. Sample titles include: Winter Tracks, Life Cycles, The Dirt on Soils, Adaptations, Birds and Beaks, Food Chains, Skins and Bones, CSI Aquatic, Winter Birds, and Rockin’ Out, to name a few. Also, consider our four hour school field trips The Dirt on Soil, Bird Ecology, Scratching the Surface (Geology), Watersheds and Erosion, Native Americans, EcoNiches and Adaptations, and more! The calendar fills up quickly. For more info and scheduling call 860-928-4948 or email 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.