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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]
Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden sets entrance exam date

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From a press release: HAMDEN — The Sacred Heart Academy Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday, November 8 from 8 am until noon on the school’s campus at 265 Benham Street in Hamden. All students applying for grades 9 and 10 are required to take the entrance exam. To register for the exam, candidates […] [Read More]
The Oct. 25th talk we will look at what is happening now, what has changed over time, and what the future might hold for them.

Flanders program on amphibians: What’s in store for them?

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From a press release: WOODBURY — What’s going on with Connecticut’s frogs, newts and salamanders? How are changes in the environment affecting them? What is the forecast for the future? Can we help?   Flanders welcomes UConn Professor Susan Herrick for a talk and walk focusing on our amphibian friends on Saturday, October 25 at […] [Read More]
The 1678 Joshua Hempsted House in New London is one of New England’s oldest and most well documented dwellings.

Hempsted Houses to celebrate Halloween

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From a press release: NEW LONDON– Meet the ghosts of eight New Londoners with ghoulish stories to tell as the Hempsted Houses celebrate Halloween from 5 to 8 pm on Saturday, October 25th. Staff members and local students who performed at the site this summer will tell the stories of a sailor who died at […] [Read More]
A scene from last year's Fiesta Latina.

12th Annual Fiesta Latina at the Peabody coming Sat. Oct. 11

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN — The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History celebrates the diverse cultural traditions of the Latin American peoples on Saturday, October 11, when it hosts the 12th annual Fiesta Latina from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cultures featured, among others, include those from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ecuador and […] [Read More]
Mathew M. Duman

Yale’s gargoyles subject of Stratford Library talk Oct. 19

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Mathew M. Duman for a special Halloween “Meet-the-Author” program on Sunday, October 19 at 2 pm. The author will discuss his book, “An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University”. The program is free and open […] [Read More]
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair

Archbishop Blair to visit Hamden’s Sacred Heard Academy

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From a press release: HAMDEN — Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will preside over Sacred Heart Academy’s annual Enthronement Mass on Friday, October 3, beginning at 8:10 am. Enthronement will take place in the Mount Sacred Heart Chapel on the campus at 265 Benham Street in Hamden. There are three events on the Sacred Heart Academy […] [Read More]
The passenger pigeon or wild pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America. It was hunted to extinction.

Yale to observe demise of the passenger pigeon 100 years ago

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From a press release: New Haven — The 100th anniversary of the extinction of the American Passenger Pigeon will be commemorated on campus on Saturday, Oct. 11 with a daylong symposium and the North American premiere of a symphony to be performed by the Yale Symphony Orchestra (YSO). Titled “Extinction: Biology, Culture, and Our Futures,” […] [Read More]
Lorraine Warr

Lorraine Warren to visit Lauralton Hall Oct. 3

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From a press release: Milford — The Ghost Hunters are coming! As part of Lauralton Hall’s series of events celebrating the 150 Year Anniversary of the Pond-Taylor estate, Lorraine Warren and Tony Spera will visit Lauralton Hall on Friday, October 3, 2014. All in the community are invited to attend this fundraising event. Proceeds will […] [Read More]
The Tingue Dam in Seymour, along the Naugatuck River. A fish ladder was recently installed there.

DeLauro, Blumenthal Unveil First Step in Designating Naugatuck River Valley a National Heritage Area

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN, CT— Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Senator Richard Blumenthal today announced they have introduced the Naugatuck River Valley National Heritage Area Study Act, which is the first step towards designating the area as a National Heritage Area. The legislation directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study […] [Read More]