| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Walking the banks of a brook in Durham recently, I made my way through muddy ground and past a tangle of red maples and other woody vegetation to a patch of open water surrounded by trees and edged in sedges and cattails. Durham Meadows revealed many...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:43 AM
To record the noise of bats in the Everglades, sound artist Gustavo Matamoros ventured out to the palmettos and pine trees of Long Pine Key at 3 a.m., an ultrasonic microphone in hand, and captured the sound of something he couldn't hear. The bats, who...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:44 PM
A new wetland survey has classified most of a prime tract at the Shirley T. Holland Intermodal Park as wetlands, leaving the land difficult and costly to develop.
The county has been struggling to attract businesses to the 1,500-acre site and the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:21 PM
NEWINGTON — The conservation commission is in talks with Toll Brothers over the company's lawsuit to overturn the commission's denial of a wetlands permit for a proposed housing development on Cedar Mountain.
The commission met privately for nearly...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:43 PM
If your fall foliage bucket list includes vivid red cranberry marshes, winding country roads with a kaleidoscope of golden and orange leaves, and canopies of hardwood and coniferous trees along quiet lakes, we've got the perfect drives plotted out for...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Thirteen municipalities across Connecticut will receive a total of $5 million in grants as part of the state's Main Street Investment Fund, administered through the state Department of Housing. The grants are intended to improve or develop commercial...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A new Halloween Horror Nights maze at Universal Studios Hollywood will re-create the Oscar-winning man-to-beast transformation from the 1981 film "An American Werewolf in London."
"An American Werewolf in London" tells the story of two American...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:11 PM
LA CAŅADA —Within a matter of less than five minutes, a frustrating first half of football disappeared for the La Caņada High football team.
The Spartans scored 20 points within the first few minutes of the third quarter before eventually rolling...
| 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.
| 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 6, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Today, you meet the nice native yellow crownbeard and the not-so-nice non-native Japanese stilt grass.
You also meet the beneficial soldier beetle.
Information on these species is courtesy of Helen Hamilton, author of "Wildflowers and Grasses of...