Connecticut Audbon Society
Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

Featured Events 

Enjoy a singalong with Trail Wood Troubadours and marshmallows by the campfire and take a walk on the trails by moonlight. Please wear sturdy footwear to nighttime trail walking! Weather permitting. Fee: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email


Roxanne Steed will teach you the practice of the”10-minute-sketch-walk.” First, you’ll take your sketchbook with you on a short walk. Then, you’ll come back inside to finish your pages with paint and details. You’ll learn how to make your images into larger nature paintings. Bring a watercolor sketchbook, permanent markers, a portable watercolor kit, a small cup to hold water, and paper towels. Call 860-928-4948 to register. Fee:  $15 CAS members; $25 non-members.

NEW! Trail Wood Bird Walk

Thursday, July 25 at 8am

Walk the paths of Trail Wood searching for various bird species.  Possibilities include: Blue-winged Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and many more.  Limit:  8 people.  Cost:  $10 members, $20 non-members. Call 860-928-4948 to register. 

Private Events 

Want a private bird walk, away from Trail Wood? Each walk can be geared toward your expectations and locations. Andy 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. This service is offered year-round. Call 860-928-4948.

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. . Register at 860-928-4948 or

Our Sanctuary Manager 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.

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! To be reminded of upcoming events, join Trail Wood on Facebook!

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