Connecticut Audbon Society
Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

The 2020 Teale Summer Writer & Artist In-Residence Program. Applications accepted thru March 15.Download the application.


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. Contact us for availability.

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
March 6 thru 27, 1 p.m.

Join plant enthusiast Anne Christie and nature photographer Amy Porter for a leisurely walk on the trails. They’ll share tips on how to get good nature shots. Bring your camera if you are so inclined. All ages welcome. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members. (Inclement weather will cancel.)

May Dates:
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22
May 29

Trail Wood Troubadours
Saturday, May 2, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Join a group of musicians and music lovers 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! Please register. Space is limited to 12 participants per session. Free
Register for May 2


Open House Tour
Sunday, May 31, 2 – 4 p.m.

Visit the home of Edwin Way Teale and his wife Nellie. Learn about Teale’s life and work. See his study and writing cabin. Free.
Register for May 31


Trail Wood Bird Walks
Thursday, May 14, 8 a.m.

Join Andy as he points out various birds at Trail Wood and a nearby preserve. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members. Register for May 14

Rock Painting Workshop
Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. – noon

Enjoy the popular trend of using stones as a natural canvas. Materials provided or bring a few of your own selected stones. Fee: $5.00 CAS members; $10.00 non-members. Register online.

Haiku Workshop
Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. – noon

Sherri Vogt, former teacher, congressional staffer and USA Army veteran, will offer instruction on writing Haiku and lead a walk to observe, write and share. Fee: $5.00 CAS members; $8.00 non-members. Register online.

Family Treasure Hunt
Sunday, May 31, 1 – 4 p.m.

A fun family hike to find hidden boxes containing facts about nature or the Teale’s plus a sticker. Hint sheet provided. Collect all the stickers and get a prize. Free to CAS members; $5.00 per family 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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