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Short and Sweet

Did you know that humans have been tapping sugar maples to make syrup for at least 8,000 years? Or that sap is 98% water? …

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The Dark Side

“Just ’cause it’s dark doesn’t mean you have to stay inside,” park ranger Joe Milone says.

It’s 7 p.m., and under the auspices of New Haven’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, Milone is about to lead a troop …

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Squirreling Away

A photo essay. To view all 21 images, check out the email version.

This Groundhog Day, we’re celebrating the groundhog’s more relatable relative: the gray squirrel.

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Grand Tour

How much of the collection at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History is actually on display? …

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Choosing Slides

Friday was a formidable day. Dervishes of powder whipped across the ground. Bare branches creaked like haunted house doors. The cold air burned. But the sun was out, and so were dozens of kids…

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Positives and Negatives

East Shore Park, New Haven, CT

A photo essay.

Return, if you will, to a moment before a foot or more of snow had blanketed New Haven’s already frigid earth…

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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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