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Seal Spotting on the Long Island Sound

Seal Spotting on the Long Island Sound »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

When the waters up north grow too cold or freeze solid, seals migrate south to Connecticut to find the food and comfort they need. Which means you can migrate... more

Rake ’em in

Rake ’em in »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Whether you twist and shimmy, use a rake or dive in headfirst, clamming is an experience every Connecticut resident should try at least once. The Madison... more

Sweet Native Connecticut Corn

Sweet Native Connecticut Corn »

By: Veronica Phobes

Corn in Connecticut has a long and storied past dating back to the time of Native Americans and settlers; fast forward to present day and the hardy,... more

Harnessing the Power of Offshore Wind

Harnessing the Power of Offshore Wind »

By: Katie Siegner

Connecticut has been slower than its neighbors in establishing an offshore wind policy goal. Nevertheless, the state entered the offshore wind rush in... more

Rose’s Orchards – 385 years and counting

Rose’s Orchards – 385 years and counting »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

When Robert Rose, his wife Marjorie, and eight children arrived in Massachusetts on the ship "Francis" in 1634, they could never have envisioned that 385 years... more

Catchable By Any Duffer

Catchable By Any Duffer »

By: Veronica Phobes

It’s the fight not the flavor, that makes fishing for bluefish so exciting! When the water begins to churn with activity and the sea birds gather for an... more

A Glimpse of Glamping

A Glimpse of Glamping »

By: Veronica Phobes

Your definition of glamping may be different from mine, and the next guys will be different, and the next, and so on. To me, glamping is a hybrid of camping,... more

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

Barn Swallows in Coastal Connecticut

Barn Swallows in Coastal Connecticut »

By: Veronica Phobes

A Connecticut barn is not truly a barn until it has been claimed by a pair of (or two or three or four) barn swallows. With their unique cup shaped nests,... more

Connecticut Grown Strawberries Ripe for the Picking

Connecticut Grown Strawberries Ripe for the Picking »

By: Rebecca Murphy

Fresh from the field, Connecticut Grown strawberries are now ripening and ready to eat. Strawberries are the first fruit available in Connecticut and signal... 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

Creating Heirloom Furniture from Connecticut Trees

Creating Heirloom Furniture from Connecticut Trees »

By: Jennifer Carmichael

In the lobby of Suicide Six, one of America’s oldest ski resorts in South Pomfret, VT, Ryan Longfield asked the bartender who made the stool he was sitting... 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

Succulents Are Always in Season

Succulents Are Always in Season »

By: Veronica Phobes

For some, keeping a simple house plant alive can be an arduous task, however, the modish elegance that indoor greenery adds to the ambiance and stylish décor... 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

Drive Change. Drive Electric.

Drive Change. Drive Electric. »

By: Hanna Emerson

Like the arrival of the smartphone, electric cars are causing a generational divide. According to a new study from the ‘Drive Change. Drive Electric.’... more