| May 24, 2012
| 4:01 PM
It started off as a usual walk through the woods of central Connecticut. As I navigated the trails of Middletown's Highlawn Forest, I passed under huge oaks trees, walked along the banks of vernal pools scaring frogs into the water and tripped over chunks...
| May 31, 2012
| 6:54 PM
When you walk through an ancient tunnel that takes a stream beneath abandoned railroad tracks, there are basically two scenarios.
The first is that you walk through slowly, admiring the turn-of-the-century craftmanship of railroad builders as you view...
| Jun 15, 2012
The White Cliffs of Dover tower high over the English Channel, a wall of chalk that's a natural defense between Britain and the rest of Europe. Sailors would stare in awe as they approached the wall of white and…oh, hang on.
| Aug 30, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Ervin M. Milner, who founded Milner Productions in the basement of his Northwest Baltimore home and turned it into one of the nation's largest producers of educational audiovisuals for physicians and hospitals, died Aug. 17 of complications from...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:05 PM
This is one of the stranger sights you will ever see traveling through the state's inland landscape.
One moment you're walking along a path among towering oaks, past dried-up vernal pools and across a forest floor filled with ferns. And then you pass...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:01 PM
HADDAM — It happens each time I hike on a cloudy day.
I walk through the dark, shadowy forest until I reach the path to an overlook. As I approach the opening in the forest, the clouds part and I hear an angelic chorus as I step out and take in the...
| Feb 2, 2013
Every year at 7:20 AM, Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from his burrow to forecast the fate of winter.
The idea of Groundhog day began with the Germans who brought the legend of Candlemas day to the United States. Candlemas Day was a day where clergy in...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:38 PM
HartBeat Ensemble and Real Art Ways are will present on Monday, Sept. 17 at "OCCUPY #S17," a performance to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street movement.
This free, one-night-onkly event will be held at RAW at 56 Arbor St. in Hartford...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:48 PM
A light breeze swished through the 6-foot-tall grass as a bumblebee delicately worked the pollen from the purple head of a clover. A dragonfly balanced briefly on top of a bent stalk of grass before buzzing off. A wild turkey, spooked from its hiding...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A pair of osprey circled a nesting platform that held what resembled a pile of sticks as I walked along a trail of mud and crushed oyster shells. Off in the distance, traffic droned past along busy I-91.
A path snaked its way through a meadow and along...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:50 PM
It's January, a time many people escape to an island.
Usually a warm island with palm trees swaying in the breeze somewhere near the equator.
Not for me. I go east. Directly east to Cape Cod. "I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and...