Connecticut Audbon Society
Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary


Photo by P. Vertefeuille

Members, Get Inspired!
Book Edwin Way Teale’s Writing Cabin

Need time to concentrate on your writing or art project? Book a day of creative solitude in Edwin Way Teale’s rustic off-the-grid writing cabin by the pond. Dates available from Sept. 7 to Nov. 2.

Email or call 860-928-4948
Fee per day: $30 CAS members only. Become a member today.

Programs & Events at Trail Wood

93 Kenyon Road, Hampton
Teale’s writing cabin and study are open by appointment. Call (860)928-4948.

Friday Afternoon Walks
Now through Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.

Join plant enthusiast Anne Christie and nature photographer Amy Porter
for a leisurely walk on the trails. We’ll see what’s of interest in the plant world and share tips on how to get good nature shots. All ages welcome. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.

January Dates
Register for Jan. 3
Register for Jan. 10
Register for Jan. 17
Register for Jan. 24
Register for Jan. 31

February Dates
Register for Feb. 7
Register for Feb. 14
Register for Feb. 21
Register for Feb. 28

Open House
Saturday, January 18, 1-3 p.m.

Visit the home of Edwin Way Teale and his wife Nellie. Learn about Teale’s life and work. See his intact study and visit the writing cabin. Also, join the 2 p.m. walk (below) if you wish. Register online.

“Wandering Through Winter” Walk
Saturday, January 18, 2 p.m.

Bundle up for a walk around Trail Wood. We will stop at a few locations for readings from Edwin Way Teale’s book “Wandering Through Winter”. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members. Register online.

Teale’s Topics- quarterly discussion
Sunday, January 19, 2 – 4 p.m.

This is an informal reading club for sharing and discussing any non-fiction or fiction published works involving nature or the natural sciences. One suggested reading book per quarter. First book will be Edwin Way Teale’s “Wandering Through Winter”. Future meeting days/time to be determined by participants. Register online.

Trail Wood Troubadours
Saturday, Feb 1, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

We are working to develop a group of music players and lovers who would like to join us every other month to play and sing songs that were written during the period that Edwin Way Teale lived at Trail Wood, 1959-1980. Songs will be posted the week before and simple chords will be projected on screen so all levels can follow along! Free. Space is limited to 12 participants. Register online.

Ground Hog Day Walk
Sunday, February 2, 9 a.m.

Let’s see if the groundhog sees his shadow! Get outside, take a walk and learn facts about groundhogs (a.k.a. woodchucks). Hear some of Edwin Way Teale’s stories about groundhogs. Free to CAS members and kids under 13; $5 non-members. Register online.

Winter Fun Day
Saturday, February 22, 1 – 4 p.m.

Sledding, snowshoeing, snowman contest and hot coco by the fire! Some sleds provided, bring your own snowshoes, we may have a pair on hand just to give it a try. (Weather and precipitation permitting.) Free to CAS members and kids under 13; $5 non-members. Register online.

“Snow Bound” Walk
Sunday, February 23, 2 p.m.

Inspired by a book of American Poetry from Edwin’s collection hand-labeled “Snow Bound”, we will stop at a few Trail Wood locations for readings from this collection. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members. Register online.

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.




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