| 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.
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:21 PM
"Connecticut residents with a passion for native rhododendrons, quite rare in this state, were advised Monday by State Forester Austin F. Hawes that such showy shrubs are now blooming in the Pachaug Forest."
That sage advice came from an article in The...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Illinois tollway officials gave early approval to plans to spend $7.1 million restoring wetlands in Orland Grassland South, one of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's newest sites.
Last summer, the tollway announced it would partner with the Cook...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The Amigos de Bolsa Chica is hosting its annual brunch fundraiser Sunday to support efforts to educate the public on the wetlands.
The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Seacliff Country Club, 6501 Palm Ave., Huntington Beach. Tickets are $55 per...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:59 AM
A plane flew low over the marshes of Long Island Sound, and I stood at the edge of a crumbling runway wondering if the pilot might start descending, forgetting that Griswold Airport is now just a distant memory.
On a warm summer morning, I stood on the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The Westmont Park District is proposing a new neighborhood park for the suburb.
In December, the district purchased 4.7 acres of open space near 57th Street and Wilmette Avenue, paying a total of $600,000 for the site. The district also received a $268,...