• Cane Toads: Prolific Invaders

    April 12, 2011

    When it comes to stories of human-propelled environmental disasters, the Cane toad’s tale can be found near the top...

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    Moon Snail: Slow-Mo Carnivore

    March 29, 2011

    When people think of snails, they generally imagine rather docile, harmless creatures. Indeed, the Northern Moon Snail poses...

  • Maui: The Beginning

    March 23, 2011

    I remember how it felt that morning: the anticipation, the excitement, and the relief in knowing I was finally...

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    Why Basalt is Called Traprock

    March 22, 2011

    The term "traprock" is synonymous with basalt, but the reason for such a nickname isn't too obvious.

  • Top 4 iPhone Map Apps of 2011

    March 15, 2011

    It would seem that hiking is amongst the simplest forms of recreation that a person could enjoy: just throw...

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    Covered Bridges: Reminders of a Forgotten Time

    March 15, 2011

    Across the nation, as covered bridges either collapsed or became too ragged to safely hold travelers, they were largely...

  • Snow – 2, Mary – 0

    March 14, 2011

    I’ll be staying off the trails until all the snow melts. And there’s nothing… and I mean NOTHING that...

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    The Giant Polyphemus Moth

    March 8, 2011

    There are moths... and then there's the Polyphemus Moth! This massive insect, a member of "Giant Silk Moth"...

  • Winter on Squantz Pond

    March 1, 2011

    At 280 acres and averaging 22 feet deep, Squantz Pond in New Fairfield, Connecticut pushes the limits of what...

  • True Happiness Atop Mount Misery

    February 27, 2011

    This hike has served as a reminder as to what nature can do for us. There is a...