Sunday Nature Walk: A Shift in the Wind

As we progress deeper into November, animal behavior changes drastically as different species rush to prepare for the cold winter months. Many species migrate, such as the majority of songbirds and waterfowl, but others tough out the cold and adjust their lifestyle instead. Easton Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: A Shift in the Wind”

Sunday Nature Walk: Autumn in Connecticut

Among the most anticipated times of the year, autumn is the crowing glory of New England as much of the region possesses unique deciduous forests that yield bright colors throughout the fall season. These are not the only changes, as many birds also migrate south for the winter. Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Autumn in Connecticut”

Sunday Nature Walk: Hawks of Connecticut

Not many birds capture the spirit of flight like that of the hawk. These fierce birds of prey are large, predatory masters of flight that spend much of their day soaring high in the sky, defending territory and searching for prey. Connecticut has eight different hawk species that Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Hawks of Connecticut”

Sunday Nature Walk: Rabbits of New England

While many different species of birds prepare to fly south for the winter, rabbits such as the eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) and the New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis), stays put during the long winter months. Both of these rabbits are among the most Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Rabbits of New England”

Sunday Nature Walk: The Great Horned Owl — ‘Tiger of the Woods’

While Connecticut as a whole is considered a rather “tame” state in terms of wildlife, one species, in particular, puts that argument on its head. The great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) is the apex predator of New England and is a bird that can be found throughout the United States. Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Great Horned Owl — ‘Tiger of the Woods’”

Sunday Nature Walk: Birds in Our Own Backyard

When browsing wildlife photos and journals of birds and other animals, it’s easy to believe that the colorful and vibrant wildlife exhibited are only found in exotic locations involving hours of travel and searching. What most people don’t know is that an abundance of beautiful birds Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Birds in Our Own Backyard”

Sunday Nature Walk: The Common Loon — Red Eye of the North Woods

Few birds captivate the imagination and the symbolism of the north woods as much as the common loon (Gavia immer). This large bird is most notably seen and associated with the Northern states. However, what many do not realize is that Connecticut serves as a primary pathway and sanctuary Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Common Loon — Red Eye of the North Woods”

Articles from the Courier 8/03/20 – 8/16/20

In case you missed it: Check out these articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past two weeks, from Monday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, August 16.

This week’s digest includes two weeks of stories because Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and internet to most of Easton and for Continue reading “Articles from the Courier 8/03/20 – 8/16/20”

Sunday Nature Walk: Soaring with the Red-Tailed Hawk

Whether you reside in the dry grasslands of the Midwest, the northern alpine forests of Alaska, or the quiet maple forests of Easton, Conn. you are bound to see a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). This large raptor is one of America’s most widespread species of wildlife, found Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Soaring with the Red-Tailed Hawk”

Articles from the Courier 7/27/20 – 8/2/20

In case you missed it: Check out these articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past week, from Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2.

Don’t forget to subscribe to email notifications. It’s free, and you control the frequency. You can enter your email address here: https://eastoncourier.news/subscribe/. You control your Continue reading “Articles from the Courier 7/27/20 – 8/2/20”

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