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

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

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.

Green luxury on the Connecticut coast

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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?

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.

BGreen 2020 A Sustainability Plan for Bridgeport, Connecticut

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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Hurricane Irene Waif Set to Be Released in Florida

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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.

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.”

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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.

WATCH: Woman Teaches Cats Sign Language

Eccorazzi

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Obama Calls Climate Change a Threat to National Security

Eccorazzi

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.

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.

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Stony Creek Brewery: Big Cranky Double IPA

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Big Cranky is a double IPA by the Stony Creek Brewery of Branford, Connecticut. Tomorrow I’m taking part in my local club’s official Big Day event – the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club’s 73 rd Annual Guy Bartlett Century Run – for my fifth year in a row.

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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 sportsillustrated.cnn.com. My wife is a Towson alum (and former football dance squad member--or something like that).

RePEc moves to St. Louis Fed

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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.

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.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2012)

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Corey’s BBOTW was an Orange-crowned Warbler at the Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch in Greenwich, Connecticut. Wouldn’t it be nice if, considering how special weekends are to most of us, we each learned something new every weekend? This weekend was actually quite educational for me… I learned yet again what a fickle mistress traffic can be in a big city. No, this isn’t a birding-related insight, but a life lesson to be sure. Have you learned anything new lately?

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This is Breastfeeding in Real Life {Photos}.

Elephant Journal

Five years ago, Connecticut-based photographer, Stacie Turner, started taking pictures of breastfeeding mothers. While she claims her images are to some extent "posed and idealized," her goal was to depict the experiences of "real mothers.".

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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Wishing you a greener holiday!

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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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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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.

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Northern Wheatear at Plum Beach, Brooklyn

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Oh, as an aside, did I mention the Connecticut Warbler I found on Tuesday in Madison Square Park in Manhattan? Well, let me remedy that and share a picture… This Connecticut Warbler made me very, very, very happy. Not having to work until the afternoon on a Wednesday, I took advantage and decided to go birding yesterday.

Two Hummingbirds In New York – In November!

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After our successful chase of a Painted Bunting in Connecticut on an unseasonably warm day, Seth, Mary, and I made our way to Lenoir and were pleased to immediately spot both hummingbirds battling over the patch of Pineapple Sage that adorns one edge of the Butterfly Garden.

"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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