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This month the theme will be all about turkeys with a live turkey paying a visit to the class.

Live Turkey to Pay Visit to Flanders Pre School Story Time

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Held one Friday morning during the month, Flanders invites parents and their children five years and younger to join them for exciting story time adventures. Monthly topics are designed to encourage young children to explore nature, discover art and learn about farming. Live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and […] [Read More]
When it was first installed in 1987, the accelerator was the highest-energy tandem accelerator in the world. Operating at 22 million volts, it generated high-velocity streams of nuclei.

Last chance to see Yale’s atom smasher

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We received this interesting note from the Yale Dept. of Physics: New Haven — It’s the end of the line for Yale’s iconic atom smasher, but there will be one more opportunity to eyeball the particle accelerator from the inside. Yale’s Wright Lab will conduct public tours of its landmark tandem Van de Graaf particle […] [Read More]
Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar displays a tiger skin before authorities set fire to a stockpile of illegal wildlife parts at the Delhi Zoo in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. A stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks, rhino horns and other illegal animal parts were burned Sunday in an effort to discourage wildlife smuggling in South Asia. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Wildlife trafficking topic of Quinnipiac School of Law’s symposium Saturday

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From a press release: NORTH HAVEN — The Quinnipiac Law Review’s annual symposium will examine U.S. and international efforts to address illegal wildlife trafficking. With a focus on ivory, symposium participants will examine the legal and policy issues critical to the debate, and Friends of Animals (FoA) will be front and center. Michael Harris, director […] [Read More]
Here's Michael Evans, who will be leading the program,  setting up a bear hair collection station.

Flanders offering program on black bears Nov. 18

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From a press release: WOODBURY  — Flanders is offering a program for all ages on the dynamics between humans and bears hosting Michael Evans, a doctoral student in wildlife biology at UConn to lead the discussion. Michael has constructed bear hair collecting stations at Flanders and several other northwestern Connecticut sites for a DEEP study […] [Read More]
Here’s a photo of Christopher Reinhard (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Noah Planavsky (Yale) in China, conducting research for the study.

Lack of oxygen seen cause of Earth’s “boring billion”

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We received this interesting note from Yale University: New Haven —Geologists are letting the air out of a nagging mystery about the development of animal life on Earth. Scientists have long speculated as to why animal species didn’t flourish sooner, once sufficient oxygen covered the Earth’s surface. Animals began to prosper at the end of […] [Read More]

Shelton, Seymour Students to attend Berlin Wall forum

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NEW HAVEN-Several advanced history students at Shelton and Seymour high schools are expected to attend the Nov. 10 forum at Southern Connecticut State University discussing the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event will take place just one day after the 25th anniversary of the start of demolition of the wall which separated east from […] [Read More]
Marc Garofalo

Send the Scouts to England dinner

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DERBY-Send the kids to England. And all you have to do is eat macaroni, meatballs, sausage and salad. A macaroni and meatball dinner to benefit Boy Scout Troop 3 will take place Saturday at St. Mary’s Church. The menu, prepared by former Mayor and current Town/City Clerk Marc Garofalo, along wityh members of St. Mary’s […] [Read More]
John Laiacone used a soft towel to capture the injured owl. The towel has a calming effect on birds.

Video sets in motion rescue of owl by Audubon

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From a news release: Fairfield – Quick action by two visitors to a Connecticut Audubon Society sanctuary in Fairfield and by Connecticut Audubon staff helped save a Barred Owl that had injured a wing most likely while hunting for food. On Saturday, two people who were hiking at the Larsen Sanctuary, which is adjacent to […] [Read More]
An early 20th century view of the old mansion

Lauralton Hall celebrating 150 Years

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From a news release: Milford — This 2014-15 academic school year marks the 150-year Anniversary of the Pond-Taylor estate, the home of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall. The school is planning a yearlong series of events inviting alumnae, students, friends and the community to visit the historic grounds and participate in […] [Read More]
The cardinal is a frequent visitor to feeders during winter months in the Northeast

Flanders talk topic: Winter birds

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From a news release: Which birds will stay with us through our Connecticut winter? What are their habits, habitat and food needs? Where can we view them? On Sunday, November 9th, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will be hosting Margaret Robbins for an information-packed discussion on birds and how best to foster them through […] [Read More]