Tag Archives: nature

The Mists of Time

A photo essay.

Around the cannon deck at Fort Nathan Hale Park, logs at awkward angles stand close together like a group of friends posing for a picture. …

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Mixed Feeling

A few Saturdays ago, marbled vaporous plumes of white and charcoal and every shade between curtained across a roiling New Haven sky. Sunlight punched…

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Living on the Edge

Plant life in Edgewood Park

Nature doesn’t play favorites when it comes to which plants can go where. But man abides few tenants, plants or otherwise, within the spaces he carves out for himself.

Take soccer fields. Even at…

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Land Rover

Lianne Audette in Edgerton Park

When Lianne Audette was five, her father sailed her out onto the small lake near their New Jersey home, then jumped ship. Forced to sail back on her own, she reacted not with fear but with gusto, initiating a…

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Nature and Nurture

Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators student

Something’s nature is the sum of its most fundamental attributes, an encapsulation of the features without which a thing would cease to be that thing. Capital-“n” Nature is something similar, only its…

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Here Today

Grove Street Cemetery

… and gone tomorrow, or close to it.

Every spring, the blooms of New Haven’s flashiest trees come and go in the span of about a week apiece. Staggered across two or three weeks…

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Muck and Admire

Robin high above New Haven Green

This year’s was an especially tough winter, chilling and perilous and exhausting. But somehow its cruelest feature is that, after enduring so much extra hardship, our prize is no different than usual: a drab, barren…

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Inquire Within

Fort Nathan Hale Park, occupying a stretch of Morris Cove’s coastline, is a curious place, and a place where curiosity pays.

Nathan Hale, Connecticut’s official state hero since 1985, is…

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East Rock Park view of West Rock Park, New Haven and Hamden

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
—from The Misunderstanding by Albert Camus

Not every leaf in New Haven is a flower. Indeed, most aren’t. Not yet. But there’s no denying the…

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A Hive Mind


Ben Gardner’s day might sound oddly bucolic for an area resident and business owner. On a recent Thursday, sunrise found him in his backyard, collecting chicken eggs and tending to his homemade coop. He spent the remainder of the morning …

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