Connecticut Audbon Society


The Legacy of Edwin Way Teale, March 28 at Yale

Hooded Warblers are among the birds that nest at Trail Wood. Photo by Patrick Comins.

March 15, 2019 – We invite you to join us at Yale University of Thursday, March 28, for what promises to be a fascinating discussion of Connecticut’s great nature writer, Edwin Way Teale.

Teale was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than a dozen books. Trail Wood, his home in Hampton, and the surrounding 168 acres are now a Connecticut Audubon Sanctuary.

The March 28 event, called Preserving Land and Legacy – Writers and Artists Connecting to Nature at Edwin Way Teale’s Trail Wood, will feature Sarah Heminway, who as Connecticut Audubon’s director of Northeast Programs, oversees Trail Wood. Richard Telford, the volunteer coordinator of the Edwin Way Teale Artist–in–Residence Program at Trail Wood, will also participate, as will Katherine Hauswirth, who participated in the artist-in-residence program several years ago.

Also on the panel will be Oswald Schmitz, the Oastler Professor of Population and Community Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; and Melissa Watterworth Batt, archivist at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries, where Teale’s papers are kept.

The program runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Burke Auditorium at Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven. A gallery reception showcasing the work of Trail Wood’s artists in residence will follow the discussion. It is free and open to the public.

The residence program at Trail Wood, for visual artists and writers, began in 2012. Connecticut Audubon chooses residents through a juried process and offers a one-week stay in Teale’s former home, where the artists and writers can work on projects inspired by the natural beauty and by Teale’s legacy.

The deadline for applications for the 2019 program is April 15. There’s more information here.






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