First White-Tailed Tropicbird Sighted in Connecticut

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This began the rehabilitation of the first recorded sighting of a White-tailed Tropicbird in the state of Connecticut! The next call I made was to a very good friend who is a pilot, hoping that he would know someone willing to fly the bird from Connecticut to Florida. Today’s Guest Post is written by Linda E.

Painted Bunting, Cove Island Park, Stamford, Connecticut

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This was an absolutely gorgeous adult male Painted Bunting in Connecticut in November. Nothing was going to compete with a Painted Bunting in Connecticut in November. Trips Connecticut Cove Island Park Painted Bunting Twitching

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Eco Chick Escapes To: Still Waters Pond and Yoga Retreat in Connecticut

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Also nearby but I didn’t get a chance to visit is G-Zen in Branford, Ct which was just voted Connecticut’s Most Sustainable Restaurant. The post Eco Chick Escapes To: Still Waters Pond and Yoga Retreat in Connecticut appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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Cooperative Connecticut Warbler in Queens

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Danny let us know about a bird he had earlier that he was convinced was a Connecticut Warbler , something I teased him about because he has never seen one and it was fun to tell him that he actually had a Nashville Warbler , of which there were at least two in the park. He had something good and I slowly and carefully made my way to his vantage point where he let me know that he had just had a Connecticut Warbler and was hoping it was going to come back to the same spot.

What is the State Bird of Connecticut?

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Found in all fifty states except for Hawaii, the robin is also the state bird of not just Connecticut, but Michigan and Wisconsin as well. Long a symbol of spring in New England (even though they can be present throughout the winter), the robin was named Connecticut’s state bird in 1943. Looks like these birds will remain symbols of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin far into the future! Birds American Robin Connecticut state bird

Westport Connecticut’s Kaia Yoga: For a New Year Filled with Health and Peace

Eco Chic

Recently, I had the chance to check out the newest Kaia Yoga in Westport , Connecticut (there’s two locations in Greenwich too), and walked away from my visit with the wonderful post-yoga calm and a pleasantly full belly.

Connecticut on its way to a coal-free future

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this month activists in Bridgeport, Connecticut, cheered when city council members took a bold step in moving the city (and state!) beyond coal.

The Benefits of Trees. ~ Katie Dubow

Elephant Journal

EAB has been spotted in Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec and most recently, Colorado.

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

This money would purchase land for such projects as National Wildlife Refuges along the Upper Mississippi, the Connecticut River in four New England states, and in the headwaters of Florida’s Everglades.

BGreen 2020 A Sustainability Plan for Bridgeport, Connecticut

The Green Changemakers

Recovery: Benefits of Salmon Failure

Nature Conservancy - Science

Of all North America’s Atlantic salmon rivers none compared in size or productivity with the 407-mile-long Connecticut River that drains Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Salmon restoration on the Connecticut began in earnest in 1967.

When Will One Show Up In Queens?

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The Mountain Lion struck and killed by a car in Connecticut in June has been confirmed as a wild animal. The last confirmed sighting of a cougar in Connecticut was in the late 1800s. Its journey originated in South Dakota, 1,500 miles to the west! Asides

WATCH: Woman Teaches Cats Sign Language


We already knew cats were the best but a woman in Connecticut has turned hers into even more awesome creatures than usual. Kim Silva, a retired sign language teacher, taught Read More The post WATCH: Woman Teaches Cats Sign Language appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch at Audubon Greenwich

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Having never visited the Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch in nearby Greenwich, Connecticut, I was pleased to make its acquaintance on an outing with the Queens County Bird Club yesterday. Trips Connecticut features hawkwatch Quaker Ridge

Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails

Nature Conservancy - Science

Stunned but delighted is how Dr. Robert McDowell, Director of Wildlife at the University of Connecticut, sounded when I arrived at his office to learn about New England cottontail rabbits. New England cottontail habitat work at Avalonia Land Cosnervancy in Connecticut.

Wood-Warbler Haiku 6

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From Connecticut. Having an eye-ring. Does not mean that this bird is. Inspiration haiku Nashville Warbler poetry wood-warblers

"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) currently participate in the RGGI program, which limits power plant carbon emissions. Rachel Cleetus: Yesterday the nine states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report that highlights the continuing success of the nation’s longest-running carbon market.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me an Elm: Restoring America’s Iconic Tree Through Genetics

Nature Conservancy - Science

Marks, a floodplain ecologist for The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut River program, is leading a research effort to restore populations of elms, once one of the most iconic and beloved trees in the eastern and midwestern United States.

Obama Calls Climate Change a Threat to National Security


In a speech at the United States Coast Guard Academy commencement in New London, Connecticut, President Obama sent a message to climate change deniers calling them a threat to national Read More The post Obama Calls Climate Change a Threat to National Security appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Halloween in Nature: 10 Spooky Photos

Conservancy Talk

spider webs in Silas Hall Pond, Connecticut. If you look closely — in the dark shadows and under the thick fog — you’ll find signs of Halloween hiding in nature.

Jinx Warbler Vanquished

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Here is my story about a quest for the Connecticut Warbler.–Bill For the better part of the past 25 years of bird watching, I have had one pretty common eastern wood warbler that has eluded me: the Connecticut Warbler. The Connecticut Warbler is MY JINX BIRD.

Disaster in the Sundarbans

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I dreamed of birding the Sundarbans delta – roughly the size of Connecticut or Cyprus – ever since my very dear friends Tim and Hanna Balke told me a story of their visit to these swamps where the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Mehgna rivers converge in the Bengal basin.

UK government pledges bold ambition for electric cars

Green (Living) Review

As well as the UK, members include Germany, the Netherlands and Norway in Europe; California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont in the United States; and Quebec in Canada. Government reaffirms UK’s commitment for almost all cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050 at Paris COP21 conference.

Birds: The Downside

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It is probably the case that the rapid spread of Lyme Disease from Connecticut to the rest of the United States and adjoining regions of Canada was because some species of birds (but not all) can carry Lyme disease, and can also carry the ticks that carry the disease. It is hard to think of too many downsides to birds, but there are some and here I’d like to mention one that we all know about but has been recently studied more closely.

4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

Green Living Ideas

Four Northeastern states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and New York emitted less carbon dioxide from fossil fuel consumption in 2007 than they did in 1990, according to energy information data compiled in a study by Environment America. Tags: Carbon/ GHG Reduction Connecticut 27% by 2020 Delaware 18% by 2019 lower greenhouse gas emissions Massachusetts 15% by 2020 New York 25% by 2013 Renewable Energy Standards states

What Has the Endangered Species Act Ever Done for Us? More Than You Think.

Nature Conservancy - Science

American shad in fishlift in Holyoke Dam on Connecticut River in Holyoke, MA. Courtesy of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. 99% of species protected by the endangered species act have been saved from extinction. You read that right, 99%.

It’s Nestcam Season—Take Your Pick and Take a Peek!

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OspreyCam … no offspring yet, but you can be the first to spot them, at this cam run by the Connecticut Audubon Society. In the Northern Hemisphere, at least, spring has sprung. Which means spring fever. Which, in the bird world, means babies. And who doesn’t love cute baby birds? Luckily, with March Madness almost over (go ’nova!), there are plenty of nestcams competing for your workday procrastination.

The Vegetable Whisperer Comes to Main Street

Eco Chic

This past winter, Carr’s Facebook page announced a move to Chester, Connecticut where she was opening her own restaurant. Connecticut? All strata of foodie can be happy here in the tiny hamlet of Chester, Connecticut.

Dogwood and Hastings: Sustainable Homewares Launch!

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Connecticut: Wildlife in Crisis (wild animal rehab facility). I’m excited to announce that my design project, long in the works, is up and running!

What Causes Dead Zones

Nature Conservancy - Science

Last year, the bloom covered 17000 km 2 — somewhat larger than the State of Connecticut. For the past couple of decades, late summer brings a bloom of algae in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of November 2011)

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Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend™ was, in typical hyperbolic fashion, a lovely, rare male Painted Bunting in Connecticut of all places! Welcome to online retail heaven (or online retail hell if that’s the way you’re wired.)

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Monsanto and GMOs: a Model of Greed

The Alien Next Door

On the heels of the recent failure of Proposition 37 in California, I was glad to hear that on June 3, 2013, Connecticut became the first US state to pass mandatory labeling legislation for genetically engineered food ingredients.

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The Waterhole at Forest Park: The Best Place in New York City to See Wood-Warblers

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At least one Nashville Warbler came through and I didn’t hear a single person call it a Connecticut Warbler. On a recent afternoon’s visit to Forest Park’s famed waterhole the birds were coming in frequently and in abundance. In the one hundred and six minutes I spent at the waterhole seventeen species of wood-warbler stopped by for a drink or a bath. The eight or so other birders who were also enjoying the show were gobsmacked, flabbergasted, and just plain old amazed.

Why Hawkwatching is So Awesome

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Originally from London, England, Luke Tiller transplanted to Connecticut in 2003. Newly surrounded by wildlife, he found his love of birds reignited.

Fashion revolution! Mom creates clothing you cannot wear “wrong”

Green Prophet

Connecticut-based Thierry didn’t have fashion experience – she spent a decade as a financial news anchor – but having dressed Liam for years, she knew what Liam and kids like him needed. Someone’s been thinking. About a big problem affecting a lot of us.

Firefighter Injured During Rescue of Free Climbing Yale Student

Wend Magazine

The compound fracture of New Haven, Connecticut firefighter Lt. Jay Schwartz’s ankle is the result of what is called “making the push” when a firefighter is faced with the moment they have to lay their life on the line to save another.

Midsummer’s Bird and Some Thoughts on Naming

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The fact is, it’s all part and parcel of a long tradition of bad bird naming: Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Ring-necked Ducks , Connecticut Warblers that rarely appear in Connecticut and Baltimore Orioles that have nothing in particular to to with the city of Baltimore, and of course the endless procession of birds named for the friends and family of a small cadre of long-dead ornithologists, now shorn of significance except to the most historically literate twitchers.

Just living close to Walmart makes you fat

Green (Living) Review

Specifically, according to two engineers at the University of Connecticut and Colorado University, it’s the design of the street grid that makes the biggest difference.

Dead Zone Redemption

Nature Conservancy - Science

This year’s Dead Zone — named because the nutrients create algae blooms that deplete the water of oxygen, thus killing off marine life — was nearly the size of Connecticut.

Yale startup fakes premium pork


Growing in abundance in Connecticut forests, this student was able to capitalize on the nut by convincing farmers it would make them a better product.