Connecticut Audbon Society
Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

Current Events

Virtual Exhibit

Gardens & Grounds Group

Saturday, April 24, 1 – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 19, 9 a.m. – noon
Join us for a quarterly meeting to keep the Trail Wood public areas and gardens beautiful. Please bring work gloves & some gardening, pruning and brush cutting tools. Email trailwood@ctaudubon.org

Trail Wood Bird Walks

Thursday, April 29, 8 a.m.
Thursday, May 13, 8 a.m.
Thursday, May 27, 8 a.m.
Join Andy as he points out various birds while hiking at Trail Wood, such as Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Veery and more. Limit 7 people. Email Andy: arzeznikiewicz@ctaudubon.org to register or call 860-928-4948. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

Haiku Workshop

Sunday, May 23, 2 p.m.
Observation of nature and correlation to human experience are key components of E.W. Teale’s writing. The Japanese art of Haiku writing is a simple way to put this into practice. Haiku is more than a kind of poetry; it is a way of looking at the physical world to find something deeper. Instruction on the basic construction of Haiku, with examples, followed by walking time where we will observe and write, with an optional sharing session. Find your inner poet! No writing experience needed! Email trailwood@ctaudubon.org or call 860-928-4948 to register. Fee: $5.00 CAS members; $10.00 non-members.

Edwin Way Teale’s Birthday Walk

Sunday, June 6, 2 – 3 p.m.
Join us to celebrate Edwin Way Teale’s 122nd birthday with a walking tour of Trail Wood. Visit his writing cabin and brush pile study, Nellie’s Summerhouse and more (the farmhouse remains closed due to COVID). Email trailwood@ctaudubon.org or call 860-928-4948 to register. Free for CAS members; $5.00 non-members.

Friday Afternoon Guided Walks

Join volunteers at Trail Wood for an invigorating hike on the Edwin Way Teale sanctuary. Bring binoculars and a camera if you wish. Limit 6 people. Fee: Free to CAS members; $3 non-members. Face masks to be worn at all times. Every Friday at 1 p.m. Register by calling 860-928-4948. 

Private Guided Bird or Nature Walks

This 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 860-928-4948.

Spend an Inspired Day in Edwin’s Writing Cabin

Want to kickstart your work, writing or art project? Tap the vibe of a Pulitzer prize-winning author! Book a day of creative solitude in Edwin Way Teale’s rustic off-the-grid writing cabin by the pond, Connecticut’s own Walden. Dates available April through November. Fee per day: $30 CAS members only. Email trailwood@ctaudubon.org or call 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.

Bird Surveys on Private or Public Property

Sanctuary Manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz is available to conduct bird population surveys on your property and can provide advice 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.

Enjoy Trail Wood from the Comfort of Home

Check out Edwin’s daily journal entries from A Walk Through The Year on Facebook
and witness the changing seasonal beauty of Trail Wood on Instagram, updated almost daily!

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