From our sanctuary to yours...

Awesome Autumn! 


Seven months ago, we started the “From Our Sanctuary To Yours” series to help inspire, educate and unify during unprecedented uncertainty and shutdowns. Like so many other groups, we had to suspend our in-person programs but looked at it as a great opportunity to connect with all of you in new and exciting ways; ways to literally bring our sanctuary to yours. 


This fall, we have been THRILLED to offer our in-person events again in a socially distant and responsible way. From sanctuary hikes, to goat yoga, to art projects, to wildlife education, our sessions fill up almost immediately and create memories to last a lifetime. But for those who live far away or are unable to visit with us, we are still committed to sharing our compassionate programs with you virtually. 


This season, we hope you enjoy the simple pleasures of hot cider, snuggly sweaters, Halloween treats and a tapestry of autumn splendor. Thank you for walking this journey with us.  

Jenny Hubbard

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 Friends, we got you covered!


Who is ready for a virtual pollinator party at the sanctuary? Together, let's explore the wonders of butterflies, bees & pollinators, the plants that sustain them, and how to protect these incredible creatures! The sanctuary’s meadows are the perfect space to study and marvel at the natural environment…and now you can see it firsthand.


   Can      you      help?

Friends, we need your help! We're just shy of our goal and need to raise $1,000 for our pollinator program in order to receive a matching grant of $2,438 from the Sustainable CT's Community Fund. Your donation - no matter the amount - will make a huge difference and go twice as far. The result? The sanctuary will be able to double the size of its pollinator garden AND the bee important step in protecting nature's most fragile creatures. Thank you for your support!


 Animals, we got you covered!

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"How can I keep my pets safe during Halloween?"

Read the latest blog post from our veterinary partner, Dr. Emily Andersen, on keeping pets safe during October's festivities. Do you have a question for the vet? Send it our way at

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Want to whip up a healthy and easy treat for your favorite pooch? Pumpkin is good for dogs' digestive systems and is commonly recommended by vets for the fiber to keep dogs regular. Cinnamon and coconut oil also have health benefits for dogs and, in moderation, are great for them. As always, remember to check with your vet on any dietary restrictions specific to your pet. 


 Environment, we got you covered!

Protecting the creatures of the night! 

Did you know…


OPOSSUMS - As America's ONLY marsupial, opossums are incredibly unique and helpful animals. Not only do they keep the tick population down but they also eat the pests that destroy gardens while having one of the lowest risks for developing or spreading rabies. Unfortunately, our little opossum friends have a rough time with winters and could use a little support. Building a simple opossum shelter can go a long way in protecting their exposed skin in the coldest months. How to build an opossum shelter.

OWLS - Owls are beautiful and mysterious raptors that are favorites for birders and non-birders alike. Unfortunately, they also face many threats and almost one-quarter of the world's owl species are considered officially endangered, threatened or vulnerable to severe population declines. Learn how to help owls!

BATS - Bats are flying, nocturnal mammals that can navigate and capture insects such as pesky mosquitoes by using an inaudible high pitched sound and listening to echoes during flight (up to 60mph!). Besides eating harmful insects, they are also beneficial pollinators like hummingbirds and bees. See tips on helping bats including humane ways to remove them from your home.

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Ever wonder where pollinators go in the winter? Believe it or not they're most likely riding out the cold in your own back yard. Read the great tips from The Xerces Society to help protect pollinators this winter.

 Inspiration, we got you covered!

As a young child, Catherine Violet Hubbard would whisper to animals,"Tell all your friends that I am kind." She believed that if they knew she was kind, they would tell their friends and keep coming back. And she was right.


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