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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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Vine Intervention

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During the height of the shutdown in 2020, Chris Ozyck, a landscape practitioner and the associate director of the Urban Resources Initiative, began thinking, If I only have so much time on this planet, what do I want to

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Squirreling Away

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

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A Delightful Ramble

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“From the Sound to the Summits” is the tag line for the New England Trail, a 215-mile trek that begins in Guilford at the Long Island Sound and stitches together four major trails to form a continuous foot route all …

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Bittersweet

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A photo essay featuring East Shore Park

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Path Finding

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Located at the east end of the Lighthouse Point beach, Morris Creek is “one of the few remaining salt marshes in the area,” according to…

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