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Endangered Cats in Connecticut

Endangered Cats in Connecticut »

By: Veronica Phobes

There are only 60 reported wild Amur Leopards left in the world. That’s a pretty drab number, however, the good news is that three of these beautiful, rare... more

Fireflies – Lighting Up the Night

Fireflies – Lighting Up the Night »

By: Veronica Phobes

Like tiny, magical, Shakespearean sprites, fireflies light up the summertime night with romance, intrigue and biology. These flies, which are not flies... more

Sowing the Seeds of Recovery

Sowing the Seeds of Recovery »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Located in Canaan, CT, the Mountainside farm boasts a colorful pollinator garden, where clients at Mountainside Treatment Center can experience the healing... more

The Secrets of Surreal Serpents

The Secrets of Surreal Serpents »

By: Veronica Phobes

Lethally lying in the leaf litter of the forest floor, Connecticut copperhead snakes are smart, skilled, stealthy hunters who utilize their camouflage, fangs... more

New Haven’s Pardee-Morris House Has it All

New Haven’s Pardee-Morris House Has it All »

By: Rob Marchese

New Haven’s Pardee-Morris House is a veritable haven for cultural events throughout this summer.  From its Twilight Concerts to art exhibits and fit walks,... more

Extraordinary Equine Experiences in Coastal Connecticut

Extraordinary Equine Experiences in Coastal Connecticut »

By: Veronica Phobes

For those afflicted with the horse bug, there is no better way to view the world than from the saddle, astride a trustworthy mount, who is willing and able to... more

Grow Your Own Butterfly Garden

Grow Your Own Butterfly Garden »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies absolutely love to be around. As a French poet once pointed... more

Make a Difference, One Straw at a Time

Make a Difference, One Straw at a Time »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Not using and not distributing plastic straws may seem like a small gesture, but it has major environmental impact. Reducing plastic straws use is a... more

The House Cat’s Cousin; The Bobcat

The House Cat’s Cousin; The Bobcat »

By: Veronica Phobes

Most cat lovers know that their furry feline friends are still, after thousands of years of domestication, mostly wild animals, who exhibit many fierce hunting... more

Dryocopus Pileatus

Dryocopus Pileatus »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Connecticut is home to 7 species of woodpeckers that live in forests, woodlands, orchards, residential areas, and city parks throughout the state. An... more

Smelly Truth About Skunks

Smelly Truth About Skunks »

By: Veronica Phobes

Always dressed to impress, in a natural suit of black and white, the North American striped skunk is the most commonly seen skunk here in the Nutmeg state.... more

Spotted in the Bahamas

Spotted in the Bahamas »

By: Sharon Bruce

While just over 60 pairs of Piping Plovers nest in Connecticut, one keeps making herself known. Piping Plover "Pink Flag 2E" first captured Audubon... more

The Sounding of Connecticut Tree Frogs

The Sounding of Connecticut Tree Frogs »

By: Veronica Phobes

They’re small, a little slimy, unassuming and fragile. Most don’t even take notice of them; they are the state’s most abundant frog species, the... more

Stone Walls of Connecticut

Stone Walls of Connecticut »

By: Staff

Have you ever noticed how many stone walls there are in Connecticut? Have you ever wondered who made them? And where they got all of those rocks? Early... more

Winter Means Bald Eagles in Connecticut

Winter Means Bald Eagles in Connecticut »

By: Veronica Phobes

Photo Credit: Canosa Photography Iconic and grandiose, the Bald Eagle represents freedom and flight, nature and life and thanks to massive efforts to... more

Bee-Pocalypse Now (or Later)

Bee-Pocalypse Now (or Later) »

By: Bob Woods

This time, “They told us, “the end is here.” That's what the media hype machine warned us just a few years ago. Massive die-offs were decimating the... more

Killingworth Cranberries

Killingworth Cranberries »

By: Karena Garrity

Tangy, tart cranberries are somewhat of a fickle fruit, requiring just the right conditions for growth, such as; an adequate, fresh water supply, a long... more

Beacons of the Macabre

Beacons of the Macabre »

By: Karena Garrity

Conjuring the creepy, perched high above, on the outstretched limbs of dead trees and the roof tops of desolate homesteads, during the hazy grey of dusk and... more

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

The Wild Mushroom Hunter

The Wild Mushroom Hunter »

By: Sherri Daley

Perhaps your idea of a vacation is a river boat trip up Peruvian Amazon, disembarking to explore the dense rain forests with their towering trees and dripping... more