Tag Archives: nature

Foot Falls

If you want to see Connecticut’s highest waterfall, you can drive an hour and a half to Kent Falls State Park. Hopefully, the parking lot won’t be full, and you can picnic at the base of the falls. On weekends, …

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Rail to Trail

A westerly wind runs across the tidal marsh, combing the silky heads of reedy marsh grass. …

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Vapor Trail

The poet Carl Sandburg famously wrote that fog “comes on little cat feet.” …

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Winged Words

The little, black-capped chickadee is one of the hardy birds that has just weathered the winter with us. Its …

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Caller ID

Walking by a lake or pond after sunset this time of year, you may hear spring peepers chirping their high, birdlike songs in a wavering chorus of invitations to mate. It’s a sure sign that spring is here.

Growing to …

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North Rock

Peter’s Rock in North Haven, a peak in the same traprock formation as East Rock and West Rock, is certainly less popular than its more famous siblings. When solitude is your goal, that’s a good thing. …

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Unwinding

Our cross-country skis glide through an icy patch of snow with a zip, through powder with a hush. …

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A Day at the Beach

I was expecting a bracing wind, ankle deep snow and frozen toes when I set out for a walk one recent Wednesday morning. What I got instead was a day at the beach.

The thermometer read 23 degrees as I …

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Quaking Moments

On Sunday morning, November 8, a thump in her New Haven home made Marla Geha think, momentarily, that her son had just jumped off his bed, or that “someone had dropped something super heavy downstairs.” It was over in “less …

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On the Rocks

A morning rain has cleared, and the trail up West Rock is slick as I follow Yale geologist David Evans to the top. We’re in search of evidence of the glaciers that…

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