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Documenting Discoveries at Tefftweald at Birchenturn Preserve

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tefftweald at Birchenturn Preserve

Documenting discoveries on the trail is a key skill that needs to be in every naturalist’s toolkit. We’ll have plenty to observe and record as we enjoy the fall colors at Avalonia’s Tefftweald at Birchenturn Preserve on 280 Grindstone Hill Road.

Tefftweald, a former Girl Scout camp, is a 77-acre masterpiece of upland forest, meadows, wetlands, old graveyards and cellar holes, and the wonderfully photogenic Wyassup Brook.

This is a family-friendly excursion, and we’ll explore the woodland trails at a pace moderate enough to give the Preserve a close read and capture the experience in whatever form, from pen and ink on paper to digital drawings, photos, and text entered on a smart device, your journaling takes. Walk leader Bruce Fellman is a veteran photojournalist, naturalist, and documentarian who has kept and published a weekly Naturalist’s Journal in a number of local newspapers for the past 45 years.


For more information, e-mail Bruce Fellman at, or call 860-599-4867.

In case of inclement weather, participants will be notified of a cancellation via email no later than 2 hours before the event.

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Bruce Fellman


Tefftweald at Birchenturn
282 Grindstone Hill Road
North Stonington, CT 06359 United States
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