Connecticut Audbon Society
Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

Featured Events 

Join volunteers at Trail Wood for an invigorating hike on the Edwin Way Teale sanctuary. Bring binoculars and a camera if you wish. Limit 12 people. Fee: Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.  Every Friday at 1 p.m. Come join us!  Register at 860-928-4948 or trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

The 2023 Artists and Writers in Residence Program Exhibition opens at the Center at Pomfret! Written and visual works inspired by residencies during the summer of 2023. WRITERS & ARTISTS: Ginny Lowe Connors, Ashely Makar, Alison Granucci, Diane Nizlek, Jennifer Iwasyk.

Readings and presentations at 2 pm. Stormy weather reschedules reception to March 2. Exhibition runs Feb. 3 – March 2, 2024

 

Join our casual group the first Wednesday of every month to play music that was written during the period that the Teales lived at Trail Wood, 1959-1993. Songs can be viewed in advance on a PDF and chords and words will be projected on screen so all levels can follow along! Free, donations appreciated! Registration required; space is limited to 10 participants. Call Paul Tedeschi at 860-798-2134 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

Join Trail Wood Caretakers Laura & Paul Tedeschi for a Sunday afternoon walk on trails. Each walk will begin at 2 with an Edwin Way Teale reading. Heavy precipitation or high winds will cancel. Free for member, $5.00 for nonmembers. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

Inspired by a book of American Poetry from Edwin Way Teale’s collection, hand-labeled “Snow Bound” we will stop at a few locations for readings. Weather and trail conditions permitting. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

The 2023 Artists and Writers in Residence Program Exhibition ends today at the Center at Pomfret!

 

Join our casual group the first Wednesday of every month to play music that was written during the period that the Teales lived at Trail Wood, 1959-1993. Songs can be viewed in advance on a PDF and chords and words will be projected on screen so all levels can follow along! Free, donations appreciated! Registration required; space is limited to 10 participants. Call Paul Tedeschi at 860-798-2134 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

Celebrate Daylight Savings Time by joining Trail Wood Caretakers Laura & Paul Tedeschi for a Sunday afternoon walk on trails. Walk will begin at 2 with an Edwin Way Teale reading. Heavy precipitation or high winds will cancel. Free for member, $5.00 for nonmembers. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

Frogs and toads can be heard from February through October. Learn to identify who is calling in your back yard! Follow up with an evening walk around the pond to see if we can hear and identify any frogs or toads. With any luck we will hear Spring Peepers and Wood Frogs. Fee: $5 for members  $10 for non-members. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

Join our casual group the first Wednesday of every month to play music that was written during the period that the Teales lived at Trail Wood, 1959-1993. Songs can be viewed in advance on a PDF and chords and words will be projected on screen so all levels can follow along! Free, donations appreciated! Registration required; space is limited to 10 participants. Call Paul Tedeschi at 860-798-2134 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

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.

 

Join us to get the yard and trails at Trail Wood ready for the Spring. Please bring work gloves and some gardening and pruning tools. Stop in for an hour and stay for the day! Any time you can give is helpful. Please let us know if you plan to join us by emailing  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

Observe the start of Earth Day week by observing the changes Spring brings to Trail Wood. Join Trail Wood Caretakers Laura & Paul Tedeschi for walk featuring readings from Edwin Way Teale’s “A Walk Through the Year” and “North with the Spring”. Weather permitting.  Free for member, $5.00 for nonmembers. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

Join our casual group the first Wednesday of every month to play music that was written during the period that the Teales lived at Trail Wood, 1959-1993. Songs can be viewed in advance on a PDF and chords and words will be projected on screen so all levels can follow along! Free, donations appreciated! Registration required; space is limited to 10 participants. Call Paul Tedeschi at 860-798-2134 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

Walk the paths of this Connecticut Audubon Society preserve in Hampton, looking for Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Veery, and Blue-winged and Chestnut-sided Warblers. Limited to 8 participants. Fee:  $10 CAS members; $20 non-members. Register by calling 860-928-4948.

 

Bring your smart phone for a workshop and walk with @trailwoodjournal’s Laura Tedeschi. We will discuss image settings and making observations to get the best image compositions or details with your phone. It is a way of using technology to pay closer attention to your surroundings. Nellie Teale said it best, “Walk slow, you’ll see more”. Fee: 5$ for members, $10 for non-members. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email trailwood@ctaudubon.org.

 

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.

 

Treat Mom to an enjoyable afternoon outdoors! Weather permitting. Free for member, $5.00 for nonmembers. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email trailwood@ctaudubon.org.

 

Frogs and toads can be heard from February through October. Learn to identify who is calling in your back yard! Follow up with an evening walk around the pond to see if we can hear and identify any frogs or toads. With any luck we will hear Spring Peepers, Green Frogs and Pickerel Frogs. Fee: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email trailwood@ctaudubon.org.

 

Walk the paths of this Connecticut Audubon Society preserve in Hampton, looking for Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Veery, and Blue-winged and Chestnut-sided Warblers. Limited to 8 participants. Fee:  $10 CAS members; $20 non-members. Register by calling 860-928-4948.

 

Join our casual group the first Wednesday of every month to play music that was written during the period that the Teales lived at Trail Wood, 1959-1993. Songs can be viewed in advance on a PDF and chords and words will be projected on screen so all levels can follow along! Free, donations appreciated! Registration required; space is limited to 10 participants. Call Paul Tedeschi at 860-798-2134 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

Join Trail Wood Caretakers Laura & Paul Tedeschi for a Sunday afternoon walk on trails. Each walk will begin at 2 with an Edwin Way Teale reading. Heavy precipitation or high winds will cancel. Free for member, $5.00 for nonmembers. Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email  trailwood@ctaudubon.org.

 

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  trailwood@ctaudubon.org

 

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.

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 trailwood@ctaudubon.org

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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