Center at Fairfield

Birdcraft

The Grounds at Birdcraft

The pond at Birdcraft Sanctuary on a gorgeous fall day

The pond at Birdcraft Sanctuary.

 

The grounds at Birdcraft include Birdcraft Sanctuary and the Museum and Caretakers Cottage. The sanctuary consists of a pond and gardens that have been planted to attract birds and butterflies. Much of the sanctuary grounds have been restored and are maintained by the Sasqua Garden Club.

A teaching bridge and pavilion have been built over the pond to allow visitors to view the full natural beauty of the sanctuary.

The Museum and Cottage were the original headquarters of the Connecticut Audubon Society. The Museum is currently closed for renovation, but the sanctuary and grounds are open.

Birdcraft was created in 1914 by Mabel Osgood Wright, the founder of the Connecticut Audubon Society. You can read a short history of Birdcraft and biography of Wright here.

 

 

 

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