Natural Connecticut

Nature and the Environment in the Nutmeg State

Fisher Cats in Connecticut !

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The other day I found the tail and one leg of a gray squirrel in my backyard in Black Rock.  What could have done this ? !  I put the word out in my neighborhood thinking it was most likely done by a coyote which have been seen once and awhile.  Black Rockers responded to […] [Read More]
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Will The Circus Ever Leave Town? – Bridgeport Elephant Abuse

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Everyone loves the circus, right ? Not any more.  Since the late 1990s protests against circuses and their use of wild animals for entertainment have gained momentum. Protesters talk about actual physical abuse of the animals and also protest the very concept of restraining and training wild animals for the sole purpose of entertaining us. […] [Read More]
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Controlling Connecticut Skeeters

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Controlling and Destroying Those Bloodsuckers I hate mosquitoes!  They seem to be everywhere this summer! What in the world are mosquitoes good for anyway? Mosquitoes are eaten by lots of other animals.  Mosquitoes really contol human populations by killing 3 million people a year, making them the most dangerous animal in the world. And they provide lots of jobs for lots […] [Read More]
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Kidnapping Baby Animals

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Each year in spring and early summer, people find baby birds or mammals in their backyard or in a local park. The babies are often cute, helpless, and seem friendly.  People usually think the animal needs their help and want to bring it in.  These well meaning individuals usually assume the babies are orphans. Don’t […] [Read More]
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Easy Things To Do To Go Green

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I was going to write all about April being National Frog Month, but now that Earth Day is upon us I changed my plan. I can’t believe it is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.    Here is a link to a good video overview of how it all started  and how far we have (or have not) […] [Read More]
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Endangered Species Condoms

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Who knew that by wearing condoms you could protect the world ! The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the major reason that dozens of animals, birds, and plants face extinction is the vast overpopulation of the human race. The Center points out that humans are destroying habitat and creating greenhouse gases that are drastically […] [Read More]
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Vancouver’s Green Olympics

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Quick before the Vancouver Winter Olympics are over, I wanted to write this blog… In 2008, Beijing tried very hard to make the Summer Olympics as environmentally-friendly as possible. Now the Vancouver Winter Olympics are being compared to those efforts. And in terms of sustainability and  greenness, Vancouver is pretty impressive. For a good overview of […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Windmills and Birds

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Windmills are a wonderful clean safe source of green energy… right? Not everyone thinks so, especially some environmentalists and biologists. The spinning blades of wind mills can be fatal to flying birds and also can act as giant scarecrows discouraging birds from nesting in an area. Birds, of course, collide with all sorts of human […] [Read More]
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Woodpecker With Attitude

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Birdwatchers are loving this really cool video making the rounds of the internet.  Take a look at it first…click here to see the video … before reading any further.  What do you think this crazy woodpecker is trying to do ! ?  Get killed or what ? ! Here is the scoop.  And okay, it […] [Read More]
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Deer Power in Connecticut

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Although the deer breeding season, or the rut, is mainly over in our area, I came across some fascinating video footage of bucks sparring so I thought I would write a short blog about this marvelous phenomenon.  I have a fun small collection of some other nature videos which I will share in future postings […] [Read More]
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