Tag Archives: nature

A River Runs Through It

Walking on land that hasn’t been trod since 1794 isn’t something you get to do every day. …

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Spring in Steps

A late-morning mantle of fog is still hovering atop East Rock when I decide to climb the Giant Steps. …

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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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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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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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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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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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Spring Water

Have you ever wanted to stand with one foot on either side of a waterfall?

For most notable falls, that wouldn’t be possible without really long legs. But…

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Out and About

Joanne Sciulli was a student when she first came to New Haven, but now, 17 years after founding the nonprofit Solar Youth, she’s a teacher, and her classroom is nature. …

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