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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

Equal Day and Night…

Equal Day and Night… »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the day and night will be of almost equal duration. Conventional wisdom suggests that on the equinox everybody on Earth gets... 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

Sugar on Snow

Sugar on Snow »

By: Melinda Tuhus

Where maple sap flows, all one needs to make taffy is snow. A fun and easy winter treat, maple syrup on snow candy requires just two ingredients -- pure maple... 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

Roses for Autism Grows Roses Careers & Love

Roses for Autism Grows Roses Careers & Love »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Tucked away on Route 1 in Guilford is one of Connecticut's hidden gems.  Roses for Autism is many things; it's a farm, a florist, a career training program, a... 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

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