Posts tagged with ‘Connecticut’

  • A Desert Exile in Connecticut

    July 6, 2012

    The Eastern Prickly Pear (Opuntia humifusa) is Connecticut's only native cactus, complete with the fleshy green pads and generous...

  • The Potholes of Devil’s Hopyard

    February 24, 2012

    Probably owing to the unique legend associated with Devil's Hopyard State Park, the potholes found there at Chapman Falls...

  • 2011 At a Glance

    December 28, 2011

    Another year come and gone... and what a great year it has been! From Connecticut to Hawaii, from...

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    Macricostas Preserve: A Bit of Everything

    October 10, 2011

    Macricostas Preserve (in Washington, Connecticut) is the newest of the Steep Rock Association's preserves and was established only 11...

  • CT Video Hikes: Cathedral Pines Preserve

    September 20, 2011

    Cathedral Pines Preserve is 42-acre swath of woodlands in Cornwall, Connecticut which was covered in old-growth white pine and...

  • The Great Unconformity of Connecticut

    September 19, 2011

    Along a small stretch of Roaring Brook in Southington, Connecticut known as "The Great Unconformity", hikers and geologists alike...

  • Rhododendron Sanctuary of Pachaug

    August 12, 2011

    The wild Rosebay Rhododendrons surround almost every inch of the trail, towering up to 30 feet above the forest...

  • Land Snails of New England

    July 26, 2011

    The Whitelip Snail (Neohelix albolabris) is largest terrestrial snail native to New England, wearing a shell that can grow...

  • Connecticut DEP Gets Social

    July 21, 2011

    The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has finally given in to the undeniable popularity of social networking websites...

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    Beyond Connecticut’s State Parks

    June 28, 2011

    The State of Connecticut manages somewhere in the range of 130 parks, trails, forests, and wildlife management areas, each...