Cooperative Connecticut Warbler in Queens

10,000 Birds

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?

10,000 Birds

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


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“Rise and Rise Again” – Connecticut Valley Brewing Company: Sherwood Double New England Style India Pale Ale

10,000 Birds

An enigmatic line of text emblazoned across the can of this week’s featured beer – the Sherwood Double New England India Pale Ale from Connecticut Valley Brewing Company – implores us to “Rise and Rise Again”. And how it became the tagline on a can of beer from a craft brewery in Connecticut is equally mysterious, but brewers can be a funny bunch, too. Connecticut Valley Brewing Company: Sherwood Double New England Style India Pale Ale.

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Painted Bunting, Cove Island Park, Stamford, Connecticut

10,000 Birds

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. Seth Ausubel, Mary Normandia, and I had a great time joining a bunch of other twitchers in Cove Island Park in Stamford, Connecticut, which astute 10,000 Birds readers will remember from another twitch that I was on a little over a year ago. Trips Connecticut Cove Island Park Painted Bunting Twitching

First White-Tailed Tropicbird Sighted in Connecticut

10,000 Birds

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.

Bryant Park Connecticut Warbler

10,000 Birds

Bryant Park, that marvelous magnet for migrant birds in midtown Manhattan, has come through with another cooperative stunner. Check this out ! Asides Bryant Park

Green luxury on the Connecticut coast

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Green luxury on the Connecticut coast 16 December 10 · 0 comments | Saybrook Point Inn | S till think “green” and “luxury” cannot inhabit the same space? It’s also the first full-service hotel in Connecticut to receive the Energy Star rating awarded by the U.S. The Connecticut River is also one of only 14 presidentially-designated American Heritage Rivers in the U.S.,

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

Eco Chic

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. Escapes connecticut escapes getaway health new england New York City pond still waters wellness yoga Certain places lay claim to your soul as though you were revisiting a beloved home from a previous life.

Eco Green Site Solutions Continues to Support the Renewable Energy Campaign for Connecticut

Green (Living) Review

Eco Green Site Solutions Continues to Support the Renewable Energy Campaign for Connecticut by Providing Sustainable Solutions to Municipal and Higher Education Clients Featuring Best in Urban Global Design: BigBelly Solar recycling bin – Smart Grid trash and recycling system!

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.

BGreen 2020 A Sustainability Plan for Bridgeport, Connecticut

The Green Changemakers

Recovery: Restoring the Floodplain Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Restoring elms and other native trees benefits wildlife in the Connecticut River Valley. From the Field Forests Restoration TNC Science

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. It’s one of 21 elm tree restoration sites Marks is overseeing in four New England states, primarily located along the Connecticut River.

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Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch at Audubon Greenwich

10,000 Birds

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 RidgeAudubon Greenwich was the first environmental education center opened by the Audubon Society, and it has been inspiring nature lovers since 1942.

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Wood-Warbler Haiku 6

10,000 Birds

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

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2020)

10,000 Birds

On Friday morning he unsuccessfully chased a LeConte’s Sparrow and a Connecticut Warbler in Queens but had his second ever encounter with Virginia Rail in Queens as well as a Yellow-breasted Chat.

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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. Made entirely of stone atop a glorious hill with views of the Connecticut River. Featured Health Is Beauty Chef Rachel Carr chester connecticut Cru health food raw food restaurant six main vegan vegetarian

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. Almost unnoticed in President Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, with that investment, the hope that this remarkably successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

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

When Will One Show Up In Queens?

10,000 Birds

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

Hurricane Irene Waif Set to Be Released in Florida

10,000 Birds

Thanks to a kindhearted man who found it, an able and willing wildlife rehabilitator named Linda Bowen who nursed it back to strength, a helpful pilot who got it to Florida, and a host of others, a White-tailed Tropicbird that was found on the ground and exhausted in Connecticut in the wake of Hurricane Irene will be released tomorrow.

I can't wait for ESPN to begin covering this 24/7

Environmental Economics

Bracketology plus: Eight teams competing in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament—Colorado State, Connecticut, Mississippi Valley State, New Mexico State, Norfolk State, St. Bonaventure, Southern Mississippi, and Ohio Universities—have academic-progress rates below 925, according to a report released today by the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

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At Least 21 Dead After Major Northeast US Storm

Sustainability Ninja

As of Monday afternoon, 750,000 customers in Connecticut were without power, 483,000 in Massachusetts, 370,000 in New Jersey, 250,000 in New York and 226,000 in Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts declared states of emergency on the Saturday. A massive storm which crossed the Northeaster states over the weekend is being blamed for at least 21 fatalities – ranging from car accidents to electrocutions from fallen power lines.

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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. Animals Entertainment Internet News Top News Video

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. By 2012 the Connecticut River run numbered only 54, and the U.S. Salmon in window of Wilder fishway on Connecticut River, VT. Photo courtesy of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. “In

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Collective Arts Brewing: All Together IPA

10,000 Birds

We’ve featured Collective Arts Brewing several times here at Birds and Booze, so it’s no surprise that they chose to adorn their version of All Together IPA with a bird, a colorful Northern Parula ( Setophaga americana ) depicted by Connecticut artist Edgar Allan Slothman , the pseudonym of professional illustrator and advertiser Don Carter. I don’t have a proper post ready for you today, meaning there’s no customary Birds and Booze story and review for now.

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Marlowe Artisanal Ales: Eager to Share American Pale Ale

10,000 Birds

Eager to Share is an American pale ale from Marlowe Artisanal Ales of North Haven, Connecticut. I have to admit that, at first, I found the name of this week’s featured beer rather confusing.

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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.

I'm posting this to win brownie points with my wife

Environmental Economics

Towson running back Terrance West ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns and the Tigers won for the first time against an opponent from the bowl subdivision, upsetting Connecticut 33-18 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. via My wife is a Towson alum (and former football dance squad member--or something like that).

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RePEc moves to St. Louis Fed

Environmental Economics

years by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of Connecticut. The RePEc Blog: IDEAS , one of the main RePEc services, is now hosted at the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. It is running on new and efficient hardware also sponsored by the St. Louis Fed, and for the first time has a contingency plan in place in case of disruptions. There is also local system administration support.

Recovery: Why Sea Lampreys Need to be Restored and Killed

Nature Conservancy - Science

Anglers had it straight from the outdoor page of the December 15, 2002 Lawrence (Massachusetts) Eagle-Tribune : “The fish ladders [on the Connecticut River] ought to be used to diminish the [sea] lamprey and prevent it from entering into the lakes and streams of New Hampshire.” So why have the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and The Nature Conservancy been restoring sea lampreys to the four-state Connecticut River system before and since?

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One Person Might Have Made a Difference. ~ Michelle Marchildon

Elephant Journal

The Connecticut authorities have determined that Adam Lanza acted alone when he walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school. I disagree. I believe we are in this together. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Denver Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only Adam Lanza Mental Illness michelle marchildon Sandy Hook yogi muse yogimuse

BMW Electric ActiveE Available in Fall 2011

Eco Auto Ninja

San Diego, Sacramento and select areas in Connecticut. The BMW ActiveE rolled onto the show floor at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. This member of the BMW electrified 1-Series will make its first North American appearance at New York Auto Show this spring. One thousand ActiveEs will be built for field testing in New York, Boston, L.A.,

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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. New research published in the Journal of Transport & Health offers more evidence to bolster theories we already had : People living in dense, urban environments are far healthier than people living in the ’burbs.

Recycled Playground Challenge from TerraCycle

Green Living Ideas

Starting March 11, schools located throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland are eligible to compete for two new playgrounds made completely of recycled material by joining TerraCycle’s Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program, a free, national program hosted by Colgate and TerraCycle.

"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.

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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.

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Birding at a Historic Sporting Estate

10,000 Birds

I am also from the Northeast, and seeing architecture that reminded me of New York and Connecticut and even my home state of Maine beneath southern Live Oaks and Magnolias felt a bit odd. I didn’t expect to see any birds.

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Parks and Public Lands Win at the Polls

10,000 Birds

Connecticut. Amendment 2 changed the process for passing conveyance legislation in Connecticut. Voters across the country support environmentally conscious ballot initiatives. Voters in several states had the opportunity to express their support (or condemnation) of various environmental (or anti-environmental) issues respectively in the recent election cycle.

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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. I wish McDowell could have been with me and my wife Donna on May 17, 2017 when Wayne Woodard, director of The Nature Conservancy’s 1,900-acre Sunny Valley Preserve in Bridgewater, Connecticut, showed us the kind of work the partnership is doing.

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There is no longer an Environmental Economics Advisory Committee at the EPA

Environmental Economics

University of Connecticut. From the inbox: Dear colleagues, I want to inform you of recent decisions regarding standing committees under the auspices of the Science Advisory Board (SAB).      On the recommendation of the SAB Staff Office, the SAB, unanimously agreed, at our 5/31/18 administrative meeting, to retire three of our current seven standing committees.

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Reserve a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid on Earth Day

Eco Auto Ninja

The plug-in Prius will only be available in 15 states at launch time in spring of 2012: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Hawaii although you can’t use the online system for Hawaii for some reason. Want to celebrate Earth Day by putting yourself down for a Toyota Prius plug-in Hybrid capable of 83 – 87 miles per gallon?

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. Last Thursday Schwartz and two other firemen, James Kearney and Miguel Rosado climbed up East Rock in an attempt to rescue a 19-year-old Yale student who marooned herself 100 feet from the base.