Tag Archives: nature

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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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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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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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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Hanging Up

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Even if you’ve hiked Meriden’s Hanging Hills before, when you clamber over the last rocky shelf and arrive on West Peak, chances are you’ll be awed all over again. …

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Extended Leaves

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A photo essay. To view all 15 photos, check out the email edition of this story

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Foot Falls

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If you want to see Connecticut’s highest waterfall, you can drive an hour and a half to Kent Falls State Park. Hopefully, the parking lot won’t be full, and you can picnic at the base of the falls. On weekends, …

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