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 NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 & FEBRUARY 24, FROM 2 – 4 P.M.
Lead by avid non-fiction reader and Hampton resident Jacqueline Jacobsohn, the Book Club will combine lively book discussions and leisurely walks on the trails. First book: Wandering Through Winter by Edwin Way Teale. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
AFTER SCHOOL NATURE CLUB
TRAIL WOOD SESSION–GRADES K-6
WEDNESDAYS, JAN 16 & 23, 30, FEB 6, 13 & 20 FROM 3:30 – 5 P.M.
Do your kids need to blow off steam after school? Send them to Trail Wood. After a quick snack, we will head out on the trails to explore and search for animal tracks and sign. The afternoons will be filled with fresh air, exercise and fun. Wildlife lessons will be quietly inserted along the way. We will go outside, so warm winter clothing and boots are a must. Fee for the 6-day session: $60 CAS members; $70 non-members.
WINTER NATURE WRITING WORKSHOP
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2 P.M.
(SNOW DATE: SUN., FEB. 10, 2 P.M.)
Alison Davis, a dear friend of Edwin and Nellie Teale, and an accomplished nature writer, will lead this program. Learn about the Teale’s, their love of nature and Edwin’s extraordinary writing career, while working on your own verse. All levels of experience welcome. Location to be determined dependent on weather. Registration is required – call 860-928-4948. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
WINTER POETRY WALK
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2 P.M.
Join Hampton resident John Wertam, a Trail Wood and poetry enthusiast, for a winter walk at 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. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
THE 2019 TEALE SUMMER WRITER
& ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Applications are being accepted now through March 15.
Art Exhibits and Programs
TRAIL WOOD REFLECTIONS:
WRITER & ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE EXHIBIT
OPENING RECEPTION AND READING
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2 – 4 P.M.
EXHIBIT THROUGH FEBRUARY 24 AT THE CENTER AT POMFRET.
Each year the Summer Writer and Artist In-Residence Program at our Trail Wood Sanctuary in Hampton produces inspirational work. This year’s class is no exception. The beauty found in their paintings, photography and written word well reflect the tranquility of Trail Wood. A great boost in the dead of winter, come celebrate this year’s artists and writers and their experiences. Free.
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.