Located in Connecticut's 'Quiet Corner,' the Connecticut Audubon Society's Grassland Bird Conservation Center at Pomfret is surrounded by our 700-acre Bafflin Sanctuary. The Center is a community based facility offering programming for all ages year round. The Bafflin Sanctuary is actively managed for grassland, shrubland, and woodland birds, as well as other wildlife and is a nationally recognized Important Bird Area. Over 200 species of birds have been observed. The Bafflin Sanctuary is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk for hiking and birding. Programs at the Center at Pomfret include bird walks, trail hikes, photography workshops, seasonal workshops and lectures, environmental education programs, and Citizen Science training and projects. Also offered are after-school nature clubs, summer and school vacation camps (ages pre-K to high-school).
The Center manages the Society's Trail Wood Sanctuary, located in Hampton Connecticut. Once the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning nature writer Edwin Way Teale, the 168-acre sanctuary now offers well-developed trails and programming for adults, families, and children. Visitors may view the small museum on the property as well as his writing cabin. Museum visits are by appointment only, however, the sanctuary is open year round from dawn to dusk for hiking and birding.