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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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September 2021: Bird Feeders are Back!

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has given the green light for bird feeders! The strange, infectious disease […]

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May 2021: Eat the Garlic Mustard

Spring foraging is full of delicious, peppery greenery, and it is the prime time to eat one plant in particular: […]

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April 2021: Get Those Invasives

An invasive plant is a plant that outcompetes native plants in an ecosystem. Most invasive plants are not useful in […]

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March 2021: Baby Animals in Spring

Spring has arrived! And with it, many people will come across baby animals seemingly in need of help. In fact, […]

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February 2021: New England’s Hibernators

I know some people wish they could retreat into their bedroom, curl up under the covers, and hibernate until the […]

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January 2021: Getting Rid of Invasive Bittersweet

Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) is recognizable by its yellow capsules and red fruit, scattered among its twigs, plus its thick, […]

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December 2020: Queens in Hibernation

The cold days are starting to increase more and more as we head toward winter. Dark-eyed juncos have appeared at […]

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