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