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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

An Aerial History Lesson

An Aerial History Lesson »

By: Karena Garrity

Imagine getting the chance to explore every nook and cranny of the 410 mile Connecticut River, from its mouth in Old Saybrook, to its source, a small pond,... more

Garlic Breath

Garlic Breath »

By: Karena Garrity

Used worldwide, adding complexity and excitement to bland tastes, garlic is right up there with salt and pepper as a main staple in most pantries.... 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

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

Stop and Smell the… Lavender!

Stop and Smell the… Lavender! »

By: Karena Garrity

It all started with an intrinsic question from Denise Salafia to her inner self, ‘How can I make the world a more beautiful place?’ This simple, yet... 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

Kelp Farming: Making Green with Green

Kelp Farming: Making Green with Green »

By: Karena Garrity

Like beautiful, edible ribbons in the sea, brown sugar kelp strands twist and turn gently in the constant movement of the waterways of Long Island Sound. This... more

Native Plants for Low-Maintenance Gardening

Native Plants for Low-Maintenance Gardening »

By: Katie Kuchta

Growing a successful, low-maintenance garden in Connecticut is all about finding the right plant, for the right place, at the right time. At least, that’s... 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

Will There Be a Fifth Generation at Medlyn Farm?

Will There Be a Fifth Generation at Medlyn Farm? »

By: Karena Garrity

It calls for 80 hour work weeks, a committed relationship with Mother Nature, dedication, total allegiance, consummate resilience and a desire to get up again... more

Canopy Conundrum

Canopy Conundrum »

By: Karena Garrity

Invasive, exotic insects are a constant threat to the trees and forests of our state. The ornate, slim bodied Emerald Ash Borer beetle is one such insect.... more

The Hartford Boat Show

The Hartford Boat Show »

By: Lindsay Rizza

Life is better with a boat. It may be frigid in New England, but everyone in the region knows that boating season really starts now. How do we know? The... more

At Home in the Connecticut River Valley

At Home in the Connecticut River Valley »

By: Adam Pipkin

In a time where overwhelming saturation of technology distracts us and political polarization divides us, I find myself more and more drawn to the... more