Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

Programs & Events at Trail Wood

By Barry Lavoie

93 Kenyon Road, Hampton
The Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary is closed for the winter and will reopen April 1. Teale’s writing cabin and study are open by appointment. Call (860)928-4948.

 Read more here.
All programming listed below will be held at the Center at Pomfret (218 Day Road, Pomfret)

Exhibition Announcement: 
Edwin Way Teale’s
Photographs of American Nature
Now to April 20
Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

At the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Gallery at UCONN. Free to the public. Contact: Melissa Watterworth Batt, Archivist, University of Connecticut, at

Nature Photography Contest

Opening reception and exhibit to be held on Sunday, April 2nd at Center at Pomfret.

Trail Wood Bird Walks
Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.
Thursday, May 24, 8 a.m.

Join Andy as he points out various birds at Trail Wood and a nearby preserve. Expect to find Hooded Warblers! Fee: Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.

After School Nature Club
Spring Session: Grades 1 – 6
Wednesday, April 4, 11, 25 & May 2, 9, 16 from 3 – 5 p.m.

Do your kids need to blow off steam after school? The afternoons will be filled with fresh air, exercise and fun. Fee: $60 CAS members for the 6-day session; $70 non-members. More info & forms at

Spring Cleaning: Trail Wood Work Day
Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.

Come on out to help “spruce up” Trail Wood. Bring work gloves/rakes etc.

A Long Stillness – Writing Workshop
Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m.

Alison Davis will lead this workshop. The group will use all of their senses and their sense of wonder to feel the amazing natural

life at Trail Wood and write about their experiences. Bring a notebook and pencil.

Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

The Summer 2018 Teale
Writer & Artist In-Residence Program

Applications being accepted thru March 14. Consider applying for the 2018 Teale Summer Writer & Artist-in-residence Program. Click here to download 2018 Artist-in-Residence Application. 


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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