Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

Programs & Events at Trail Wood

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.


Trail Wood will be closed until March 1, 2018. Read more here.
All programming listed below will be held at the Center at Pomfret (218 Day Road, Pomfret)


Trail Wood Reflections:
Writer & Artist In-Residence Exhibit
OPENING Reception and Reading
Sunday, January 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
Exhibit through February 25

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 the Trail Wood experience. Free admission – donations always appreciated.

Nature Sketchbook Journaling
Saturday, January 27, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 1-4 p.m.

You’ll spend time at the Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret, sketching and painting nature using pencil, pen and watercolor. Roxanne Steed will show you how to simplify what you see, and teach basic drawing and quick intuitive watercolor techniques

Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members. Register at 860-928-4948 and for list of materials to bring.


Winter Nature Writing Workshop 
Sunday, February 11, 2 p.m.
(Snow date: Sun., Feb. 18, 2 p.m.)

Alison Davis, a dear friend of Edwin and Nellie Teale, and 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. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.


Trail Wood Reflections:
Writer & Artist In-Residence Exhibit
CLOSING Reception and Reading
Sunday, February 25, 2 – 4 p.m.

Celebrate the art inspired by Trail Wood, as well as readings by former Writers In-Residence including Kathy Hauswirth, who writes about nature in Connecticut and is the author of the recently published The Book of Noticing – Collections and Connections on the Trail. Free admission – donations always appreciated.


Nature Photography Contest

Opening reception and exhibit to be held on Sunday, March 4th. Click here to download the entry form.


Consider applying for the 2018 Teale Summer Writer & Artist-in-residence Program.
Click here to download 2018 Artist-in-Residence Application.


Class of 2017 Writer & Artist in Residence Exhibition at Center at Pomfret
Opening Reception, Sunday, January 21, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Exhibition through February 28



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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