Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

Programs & Events at Trail Wood

93 Kenyon Road, Hampton
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.

Bird Walks

Thursday, October 12, 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. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.

Nature Sketchbook Journaling

Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. – noon
Saturday, November 18, 9 a.m. – noon

Spend time outdoors at Trail Wood sketching and painting from nature using pencil, pen and watercolor. Learn new skills or develop your own. Roxanne Steed will show you how to simplify what you see, and teach basic drawing and quick intuitive watercolor techniques. Call 860-928-4948 to register and for a list of materials to bring. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

Second Sunday Walks

November 12, 2 p.m.

Stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air. Trail Wood rarely disappoints. Bring binoculars and camera if you are so inclined. Free to CAS members/$5 non-members.

Full Moon Walks

Saturday, November 4, 7 p.m.

Trail Wood is beautiful by moonlight. Pull yourself away from the demands of the day and listen for denizens of the night. Free CAS members/$5 non-members

After School Nature Club

Grades 1-6: from 3:15 – 5 p.m.
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18

The afternoons will be filled with fresh air, exercise, and fun! We’ll be outside, so weather appropriate clothing and boots are a must. Fee: Members $60 for session; Non-members $70.


Edwin Way Teale Talk & Tour

Sunday, October 22, 2 p.m.

A presentation on Edwin Way Teale plus a tour of his study and the Trail Wood grounds by Teale scholar Richard Telford; in cooperation with Goodwin State Forest. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.

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.

Writing Workshops

Consider applying for the 2018 Teale Summer Writer & Artist In-residence Program




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