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Swallow Synchronicity

Swallow Synchronicity »

By: Karena Garrity

Nature is most beautiful when it gives way to instinct, which is the impetuous for the magical occurrence which happens each year on Goose Island, just off the... more

Greenwich Polo Ponies

Greenwich Polo Ponies »

By: Lindsay Rizza

Nestled in the beautiful backcountry of Connecticut, Greenwich Polo Club was established in 1981 and is recognized as one of the elite high-goal polo venues... more

The Buzz About West Nile

The Buzz About West Nile »

By: Karena Garrity

It’s been super hot and super humid and the mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus are loving it! According to Philip Armstrong, Director of the... more

Blue Crab Heaven

Blue Crab Heaven »

By: Staff

Global warming already has begun to transform Long Island Sound, according to many marine scientists, creating climate-change winners, like blue crabs,... more

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy »

By: Karena Garrity

A three rifle volley solute was fired, the solemn notes of Taps hung in the humid air and salty wet tears flowed freely during the celebration of life for... more

Older than Dinosaurs

Older than Dinosaurs »

By: Karena Garrity

For the past 445 million years, horseshoe crabs have been in existence, pre-dating humans, dinosaurs and pretty much life as we presently know it. However, in... more

The Beachcomber’s Companion: A beach bag essential.

The Beachcomber’s Companion: A beach bag essential. »

By: Lindsay Rizza

As we inch toward summer, here's something to consider. You might be astonished by the number of shell collectors who have no idea that animals created their... more

Your New Passport to Connecticut State Parks

Your New Passport to Connecticut State Parks »

By: Lindsay Rizza

A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park, is more than just another day at the beach. As  Connecticut's largest shoreline park, it offers over 2 miles of... more

Sweeping the Sand

Sweeping the Sand »

By: Rachel Precious

We all enjoy and are proud of Connecticut beaches. It’s everyone’s job to help keep our coastline clean. What can you do? Host a small beach cleanup day... more

2018 Best of Coastal Connecticut: Non Profit Org. – Red Skye Foundation

2018 Best of Coastal Connecticut: Non Profit Org. – Red Skye Foundation »

By: Melissa Waldron

Ever heard of the ancient mariners' rhyme, 'Red sky at night, sailor's delight?' It refers to the color of an evening sky that predicts clear sailing the... more

The Audubon Shop, Madison. Endless supply of advice & tips

The Audubon Shop, Madison. Endless supply of advice & tips »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Jerry Connolly is among the luckiest of people. He has had two careers, both arising from avocations that he loved. Connolly nudged his boyhood passion for... more

Hardcore Fair Goers – Good Clean Wholesome Fun

Hardcore Fair Goers – Good Clean Wholesome Fun »

By: Lindsay Rizza

The Durham Fair was with out a doubt a mandatory family outing growing up in Coastal Connecticut. Between stuffing your face full of fair food goodness, to... more

The Red Skye Foundation – A Better Day Tomorrow

The Red Skye Foundation – A Better Day Tomorrow »

By: Melissa Waldron

Ever heard of the ancient mariners' rhyme, 'Red sky at night, sailor's delight?' It refers to the color of an evening sky that predicts clear sailing the... more

Connecticut River Shad — Revivifying a Fishery

Connecticut River Shad — Revivifying a Fishery »

By: Wick Griswold

Connecticut River Shad – for thousands of springs, people have hauled these silvery swimmers out of the river to bake, broil, saute, salt or pickle in brine.... more

Animals and Spirits

Animals and Spirits »

By: Sherri Daley

Associations of animals and spirits is universally human Perhaps at twilight, you saw a fox. Crouched low to the ground, ready to run, its eyes caught a... more

The Wondrous World of Working Dogs

The Wondrous World of Working Dogs »

By: Sherri Daley

Working dogs do superhuman jobs When we add a dog to our family, there's work to do. We must house-train him and keep him fed. We must walk him and teach... more

Alligator Safety Tips

Alligator Safety Tips »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

If you live in alligator country, be aware that spring can be a risky time. Year round, there are common sense precautions you can take to keep you safe. Here... more

Gators on the Golf Course

Gators on the Golf Course »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Ed Ricciuti, Coastal Connecticut’s contributing editor for nature, the outdoors and science, has a new book on real urban jungle, the establishment of large,... more