Litchfield Hills

Audubon Society

A local chapter of the National Audubon Society

 

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitat, for the benefit of the community, through conservation, education and research.

BOYD WOODS
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KALMIA
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WIGWAM BROOK Wildlife Sanctuary

Wigwam Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, located along Connecticut’s scenic Route 254 in Litchfield, is a landscape that has seen many changes over the years, some man-made and others by nature. Mowed fields and stonewalls show evidence of former farmland, and an overgrown Christmas tree plantation, (now a haven for many birds) demonstrate another agricultural practice. Wigwam Brook, the sanctuary’s namesake, tranquilly flows the length of the property, ponding up now and then along the way, thanks to industrious beavers.

The 36 acre property was acquired in 2008 and Litchfield Hills Audubon Society has been devoted to preserving existing habitats, and enhancing others to attract threatened wildlife species. Change continues as volunteers plant trees and shrubs for wildlife. Two American Chestnut orchards, totaling 2 acres, have been planted and managed to help restore this magnificent tree to its former grandeur.

Visitors who wish to explore the sanctuary’s diverse habitats of fields, woodlands, and wetlands, will find a short trail leading into these interesting areas.

WELCOME to WIGWAM BROOK

  1. * 36 acres of diverse habitat

  2. * American Chestnut Orchards

  3. * 2 ponds

  4. * Wigwam Brook

  5. * short perimeter trail

  6. * open to the public

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NEWSLETTERNewsletter.html
JUNIOR AUDUBONJunior_Audubon.html
CALENDARCalendar.html
PHOTOSPhotos.html
MEMBERSHIPMembership.html
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To avoid conflicts with wildlife and for the enjoyment of other visitors, please NO dogs, pets, bicycles or ATVs.