Connecticut Audbon Society
Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

Programs & Events at Trail Wood

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

Edwin Way Teale’s Birthday & Meet the Caretakers
Sunday, June 2, 1 – 4 p.m.
Join us to celebrate Edwin Way Teal’s 120th birthday and meet the new Trail Wood Caretakers Paul & Laura Tedeschi. Learn about the Teale legacy and share some birthday cake. Donations appreciated.

Father’s Day Family Treasure Hunt
Sunday, June 16, 1 – 4 p.m.
Tell Dad to take a hike! Find hidden stamp boxes featuring nature facts. Hint sheet provided. Collect them all and get a prize. Register at the Trail Wood info shed or pre-register by contacting Laura at 

Fee per family: $10.00 CAS members; $20.00 non-members.

Non-Fiction Book Club
Sunday, June 16, 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 25, 2 – 4 p.m.
Join us for a lively book discussion lead by Jacqueline Jacobsohn. June book selection: “Nomadland” by Jessica Bruder. August book selection: “Every Man Dies Alone” by Hans Fallada. Free – donations appreciated.

Trail Wood Bird Walks
Thursday, June 27, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 8 a.m.
Join Andy as he finds various nesting birds at our Teale sanctuary in Hampton. Hooded warblers, chestnut-sided warblers, indigo buntings, and blue-winged warblers should be found. Meet in the parking lot. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.

Frog and Toad Calls
Friday, June 28, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Learn to identify who is calling in your back yard! Followed by an evening walk around the pond to hear and identify any frogs or toads. Fee: Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.

Using Nature as Your Inspiration! Art Program for Kids (age 7-11)
Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. – noon
Kids will find inspiration from the natural world in a fun morning of engaging art projects lead by Artist In Residence & school art teacher Jessica Yagid. Registration required. Contact Laura at Fee including materials: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

Haiku & Contemplation
Sunday, July 14, 3 – 5 p.m.
Sherri Vogt, former teacher, congressional staffer and US Army veteran will teach Haiku writing to help you process life’s many beautiful challenges. Followed by a walk to observe, write, and share your creativity. Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.

Alison Davis: Preserving The Legacy Of Edwin Way TealeSummer Writing Workshop
Sunday, July 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
Alison Davis will lead this workshop. Share the beauty of Trail Wood. Meet fellow nature lovers and writers of all skill levels. Bring a notebook and pencil. Space limited. Registration required. Contact Laura at Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.




Fascinated by Ferns!
Saturday, August 3, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Charlotte Pyle, retired ecologist is following in the footsteps of the Teales tracking down the fern species at Trail Wood. She’ll lead an easy hour and a half walk, including fern ID, their unique methods of reproduction and more. Bring a camera or magnifier if you have one. Meet in the Trail Wood parking lot. Fee: $5.00 CAS members; $10.00 non-members.

Nature Sketchbook Journaling
Saturday, August 10, 9 a.m. – noon
Roxanne Steed will show you how to simplify what you see using drawing and watercolor techniques. Register at 860-928-4948 and for a list of materials to bring. Meet at Trail Wood; (IF RAIN – Center at Pomfret) Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

Mindful Walk
Saturday, August 24, 3 – 4:30 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, August 25)
Join Lisa Cohen, certified by the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda, for a mindful walk to enjoy nature and self-reflection. No prior experience is needed. Registration required. Contact Laura at Fee: $10.00 CAS members; $20.00 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.





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