Connecticut Audbon Society
Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

Current Events

Second Sunday Walks 

Join Trail Wood Caretakers Laura & Paul Tedeschi for a weekend walk on trails. Each walk will begin with an Edwin Way Teale reading. Heavy precipitation or high winds will cancel. Dates:  April 10 2pm, May 8 (Mother’s Day) 2 pm, June 12th 2pm.
Fee: Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.  Register by calling 860-928-4948 or email

Friday Afternoon Guided Walks

Join volunteers at Trail Wood for an invigorating hike on the Edwin Way Teale sanctuary. Bring binoculars and a camera if you wish. Limit 6 people. Fee: Free to CAS members; $3 non-members. Face masks to be worn at all times. Every Friday at 1 p.m., starting in February. Register by calling 860-928-4948. 

Guided Bird Walks with Andy

Join Sanctuary Manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz as he points out various birds such as Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Veery and more.  Wednesday May 25, 8 a.m.. Must email Andy to register:

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.

Spend an Inspired Day in Edwin’s Writing Cabin

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. Email or call 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.

Bird Surveys on Private or Public Property

Sanctuary Manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz 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.

Enjoy Trail Wood from the Comfort of Home

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, updated almost daily!

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