| Jan 19, 2015
| 3:00 AM
HARTFORD — The biggest ecological threat to Connecticut's native habitats comes from invasive species of plants and animals, and the state already has a plan for dealing with alien creatures that infest our lakes, ponds, streams and rivers.
| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:43 PM
Penni Sharp could often be seen with a jeweler's loupe and a camera roaming the shoreline or the trap rock ridges of Connecticut in search of plants.
A midlife master's degree in forest science enhanced her lifelong interest in science, and she became an...
| Jan 26, 2015
I noticed it early one morning as I looked out the window: A large tan-colored critter with a smug grin peering out from the hole of a previously vacant birdhouse.
As soon as I saw its exceptionally large toepads, I knew what I was looking at —...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 8:56 PM
Visitors flock to the Hawaiian Islands for sun-soaked holidays filled with silky beaches, turquoise water, lush green hillsides — and naked palm trees missing their leafy crowns?
That possibility has state officials worried because Hawaii's iconic...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 4:14 PM
Michael Henien crushed a pea-sized berry between his fingers and took a sniff.
"It smells like apple," said the 17-year-old Huntington Beach High School senior.
With a field guide in hand, Michael peered into the jumble of native and invasive plants...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:00 PM
HARTFORD – The biggest ecological threat to Connecticut’s native habitats comes from invasive species of plants and animals, and the state already has a plan for dealing with alien creatures that infest our lakes, ponds, streams and rivers....
| Dec 26, 2014
| 12:38 PM
SOUTHINGTON — The town's rugged 221-acre Crescent Lake Park, its woods untended for decades and thick with invasive plants, is getting an environmental tuneup next year, the result of a management plan and the hiring of a forester to oversee the...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 3:52 PM
It was Sunday afternoon, not Monday morning, when Dr. Michael Beer usually went to the river, but no matter: The work to stop invasive plants from gaining a stranglehold on the trees along Stony Run continued.
About 30 volunteers gathered at the North...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:08 PM
When European buckthorn and other nonnative invasive plants were removed from Forest Park in Lake Forest this spring, people driving along Deerpath Road or walking on the park's lawn could see Lake Michigan. The view had been obscured for many years as...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Stewardship Virginia, a statewide campaign to encourage and recognize volunteer activities with a tangible impact on Virginia's natural resources, continues this year with events across the state. The campaign's fall activities run through Oct. 31, a...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Kari Skrip can't help feeling a bit bugged these days.
Not far from Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery is an insect that likes nothing more than to attack fruit-bearing trees and plants like the grape vines her family grows in Breinigsville.