Connecticut Audbon Society
Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

photo by Deb Eccleston

Programs & Events at Trail Wood

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

Trail Wood Under the Harvest Moon
Saturday, Sept 22, 5 p.m.
Reservations are required.

Connecticut Audubon Society members will be receiving Trail Wood Under the Harvest Moon invitations shortly. These can also be downloaded from the Trail Wood web page. Consider coming to this Harvest Moon event to walk the grounds, enjoy the Quiet Corner Fiddlers and delectable food, as well as to view the art work or hear excerpts of prose & poetry by this summer’s Artists and Writers In-Residence program participants.

Download the Harvest Moon Invitation  |  Download the Harvest Moon RSVP


Fall Guided Poetry Walk
Sunday, September 16, 2 p.m.

Join Hampton resident John Wertam, a Trail Wood and poetry enthusiast, for a leisurely walk around Trail Wood, stopping as whimsy and circumstance dictate to experience nature and read poetry that tries to capture our love of the outdoors. If you are so inclined, bring a copy of your favorite poem that relates to the feeling and awe of being in the presence of nature, put it in your back pocket and maybe we will get a chance to share it. Fee: Free to CAS members; $5 non-members. 

Bird Walks
Thursday, September 20 & Thursday, October 11
8 a.m.

Join Andy searching for various bird species. Bring binoculars and wear drab colored clothing. We may also visit a nearby Wolf Den Land Trust preserve. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.

Autumn Writer’s Workshop
Sunday, October 7, 2-4 p.m.

The leader for this workshop, Alison Davis, was a close friend of the Teales. She will read from Edwin’s books. Then, you’ll go into the quiet of Trail Wood to observe and write. Leave the noisy, busy world at home; prepare to find your inner creativity. This is a relaxing and joyful experience. Bring a notebook and pen. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members. 

Nature Sketchbook Journaling
Saturday, Oct. 20
9 a.m. – noon

Spend time outdoors on the sanctuary 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.

After School Nature Club
Grades 1-6: from 3:15 – 5 p.m.
Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26,
Oct 3, 10, 17

Do your kids need to blow off steam after school?  Send them to the Center.  After a quick snack, we will head out on the trails exploring the woods, meadows and streams.  Their afternoon will be filled with fresh air, exercise and fun.  Wildlife lessons will be quietly inserted along the way. We will be outside, so weather appropriate clothing and boots are a must.

Download the Flyer  |  Download the Application



Nature’s Inspiration
Nature Photography Exhibit by
Aaron Bourque & Deborah Eccleston
Through October

Lifelong nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and Trail Wood artists-in-residence, Aaron Bourque and Deb Eccleston capture the natural environment all around the Quiet Corner in their beautiful photographs. Free admission. Exhibit at Center at Pomfret.



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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