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For the Birds

A robin in New Haven, CT

Step into The Fat Robin in Hamden and you may think you’ve stepped into a woodland glade. Virtual birds sing. A miniature fountain burbles. The air smells pleasantly of seed and freshly cut wood. …

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Make Like a Tree

If you doubt that a new year—or any time, really—is an opportunity for renewal and growth, look to Connecticut’s ever-optimistic trees. …

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Shedding Light

East Shore Park, New Haven, CT

The sun will set at 4:25 p.m. in New Haven today.

It’s the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, though it doesn’t have the earliest sunset. That already occurred on December 7, at 4:22 and change. …

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Out of Season

Lake Dawson and West Rock Ridge

Quietly, cradled by Hamden woods, is how the West River begins. …

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Water Fall

Maltby Lakes

Dry leaves run from the wind like packs of children playing tag. Sunlight dazzles off the water, all light and little heat. …

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Rail to Trail

Tidal Marsh Trail in North Haven, CT

A westerly wind runs across the tidal marsh, combing the silky heads of reedy marsh grass. Two osprey rise and fall on its currents. …

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Shooting the Moon

Harvest Moon over New Haven - October 5-6, 2017

A photo essay. To view all 12 images, check out the email version.

The full moon closest to the start of fall, a.k.a. the harvest moon, happens every year. But not every harvest moon looks like this year’s. …

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Courses of Nature

Quinnipiac Meadows, New Haven

When I arrive at Quinnipiac Meadows, the sun is blazing and the sky is blue. The only obvious sign that the season’s about to change is a single fiery leaf fallen into the middle of the path.

Despite being a …

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Land of Plenty

As summer mingles with fall, the Grand Acres Community Garden in Fair Haven is bursting with life. …

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Floating Boats

It was the second Wednesday in July, and a colorful crowd had lined up near the Mill River canoe launch in the College Woods section of East Rock Park. Supplied with paddles and bright red life jackets, they …

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