Tag Archives: nature

Water Fall

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Dry leaves run like packs of children playing tag. Sunlight dazzles off the water, more light than heat. …

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Fall Back

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

Not every New Haven leaf is a flower. Not yet. But there’s no missing that the…

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Stroll Call

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I’m not sure if it’s a hike or a simple walk in the woods we’re undertaking on a recent weekend at Housatonic Overlook and Tucker’s Ridge in Orange. The trail is relatively easy, and since the pinnacle lies just beyond …

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On the Edge

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Cycling south from the top of Yale Avenue takes advantage of one of the better designated bike routes in New Haven. You’ve got…

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Tree Alarm

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Dutch elm disease and chestnut blight have long since routed New Haven’s native elms and chestnuts. Now American beech trees—a keystone species in eastern forests, distinguished by their smooth, elephant-gray bark and leaves lined with spike-tipped veins—are under siege…

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Supply Lines

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You can’t help feeling prepared at the main entrance to the Branford Supply Pond and Pisgah Brook Preserves

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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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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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