| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:20 PM
OLD SAYBROOK — Fifteen years. That's how long it took to save the last major stretch of unprotected coastal forest in southern New England from developers' bulldozers.
The battle to protect the rocky, 1,000-acre woodland known as "The Preserve"...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The Colchester Land Trust and Garden Club teamed up on Sunday, Sept. 7, to present the planned new butterfly gardens and to introduce improved trails on the former property of the late state Rep. Rubin Cohen and his wife, Elizabeth Johnston Cohen.
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Wildlife-loving posts on Facebook are sometimes not for faint-of-heart gardeners.
Especially when they involve snakes that gardeners find in their yards.
This year, my Facebook feed is populated with snake-centered posts almost daily.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is part one of a five-part series: Top 55 places to go in Southeast Florida.
One of the perks of retirement — make that a big perk — is taking time to play as much golf as you can fit into your schedule. And Southeast Florida...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:49 AM
In most fairy tales, characters simply wait for miracles to happen. Some characters fight dragons, befriend talking donkeys while others set up camp at a private swamp. One thing is for sure, Shrek The Musical performed commendably by the students of...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft.
Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:08 AM
The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 820 Enfield St.
Below is the meeting agenda, as posted on the town's website.
MEETING OF THE
ENFIELD INLAND WETLANDS AND...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Imperial Beach, at the southwest corner of the United States and a short hop from Tijuana, is the poor cousin of Southern California beach towns. Dicey areas have detracted from attractive, sandy beaches and good surfing, so the city is trying to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:44 PM
A driver who may have been drinking ended up in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands early Tuesday, according to Huntington Beach police.
Around 12:18 a.m., a woman's car crashed near the end of Springdale Street, which abuts the eastern portion of the wetlands,...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 4:39 AM
The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers.
"It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Homer Glen's third village park, nestled close to wetlands and wildlife and featuring amenities such as a putting green, playground equipment and a doggie water fountain, was dedicated on Saturday.
"The number of birds and wildlife … is just...