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July 2022: The Light of Fireflies

Fireflies, lightning bugs, glowworms. Whatever you call them, these beetles hail from the Lampyridae family, insects who, as larvae, can […]

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June 2022: Summer Reading!

New England Roadside Ecology—Do you like traveling locally? Do you yearn for easy hikes? What about learning about the plants, […]

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May 2022: Orioles and Hummingbirds

I use Earth Day as my signal to prep for birds I love to see in the yard: orioles and […]

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April 2022: Spicebush

In previous spring posts, we went over Planting for Queens, Spring Planting, Baby Animals in Spring, and Getting Those Invasives. […]

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March 2022: Japanese Barberry

In previous March posts, we’ve talked about Planting for Queens (what shrubs are perfect for early foragers, particularly awakening female […]

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February 2022: Tracking in the Snow

After a fresh snowfall, one of my favorite outdoor activities with my daughter is to see who’s been out and […]

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January 2022: Winterberry Wonders

Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was warm and safe, and you’ve been enjoying the snowy weather. While […]

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December 2021: An American Holly

Many ornamental holly shrubs with high gloss leaves are not the native American holly. American holly (Ilex opaca) is a woodland […]

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November 2021: Turkeys

Would you believe turkeys were missing from the Connecticut landscape by the early 1800s? Between forest clearing and hunting, human […]

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October 2021: Let’s Get Batty!

Bats! Bats are amazing little creatures, not least because they’re the only mammal with true flight ability. (The flying squirrels […]

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