The Grounds at Birdcraft
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.
*Birdcraft Sanctuary Reduced Access Notice
Birdcraft Sanctuary is currently operating under reduced hours of access. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The sanctuary is now open during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with entry through the building.
There have been a lot of problems in the sanctuary including vandalism and illegal activity and we have had to temporarily close it while staff are not present. Thank you for your understanding.