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’Sets and the City

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Smoky red, cloudy pink, hidden behind storm clouds rolling in from the west. Every sunset is unique, and New Haven’s got some great spots to watch the next show unfold. …

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Fast Breaks

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We hardly need research—although it’s out there—to know that spending time in nature is good for us. In Hamden, I’ve found that source of goodness in unexpectedly convenient places, the kind you can pop into and out of while …

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Walking Back

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The wooded “west bluff” of Edgewood Park rose to our right, with Iris Pond and wetlands extending to our left. We continued over dirt and boardwalk paths to the Mid Bridge, the successor to a 1920 footbridge built when the …

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Spring in Steps

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

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House and Home

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The birdsong in the open lot behind my apartment has diversified these past couple of weeks. But for months before, it was a colony of House Sparrows dominating the airwaves. …

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Small Wonder

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Tucked between I-95 and the Long Island Sound, the Long Wharf Nature Preserve is easy to zip by but rewarding to visit. …

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Hearts of Gold

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When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Driving into Meriden’s Hubbard Park last week was like…

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Home to Roost

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“Ramshackle” is the word bird watcher Arthur Shippee uses to describe the nests of the great blue herons settling in his Hamden neighborhood. …

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Pretty in Pink

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A photo essay. To view all 9 images, check out the email edition

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Flower Girl

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Cold wind whooshed past towering hemlocks as owner Christina Natale and her mottled brown and white pup, Stella, welcomed me to Little Hen Farm in North Haven. Showing me around the 4.5-acre organic flower venture, Natale pointed to plots she’d …

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