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by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Thu Dec 8th, 2016

Brightly colored boats are stacked up for the Winter at Lake Wononscopomuc, Lakeville, CT.

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Dec 5th, 2016

It’s mid-December and time for the annual question: Should we get an artificial Christmas tree this year?  With so much interest in carbon sequestration and high energy costs, what are...

Thu Dec 1st, 2016

Winter sees visits by far northern gulls. The Iceland Gull here can be found in mixed flocks of resident Ring-billed and Herring Gulls. Composting facilities and garbage dumps are good...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Nov 28th, 2016

On whichever side on the aisle you sit, there are a few basic facts established by careful scientific measurements over the past few decades: the Earth is getting warmer, the...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Nov 23rd, 2016

Belle the Bobcat was a frequent visitor to our farm for nearly ten years. She controlled the gray squirrel population, stashing bodies under our deck for future meals. Some years...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Nov 20th, 2016

With the arrival of the pilgrims in 1620, the invasion of exotic species in North America began in earnest—annual grasses in the west, meadow weeds in the east, starlings and...

Wed Nov 16th, 2016

Cliff, an injured Peregrine Falcon, is a permanent resident at Audubon Sharon, in Sharon, CT. This fastest raptor species (200mph in a downward stoop!) had almost disappeared by the 1950's....

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Nov 13th, 2016

It might seem that it would be easy to calculate the energy used to produce your nightly cocktail, by dividing the energy use in the production facility by the output...

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