Category Archives: Science

Backyard Birds Feeder Form 2013

Help Count the Birds in your own Backyard Bird Feeder for the 114th Christmas Bird Count Backyard Bird & Feeder Count. Birdwatchers of all levels choose to stay home instead of going out into the field. You too can participate by observing your backyard bird feeders, and counting local visitors in the comfort and warmth of your own home drinking Hot Chocolate. Continue reading

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Purple Martins Are Aerial Insectivores

They catch large flying insects found in the air mass. All aerial insectivores in Connecticut are in a serious and somewhat mysterious population decline as pointed out by the Connecticut State of Birds 2103 report produced by the Connecticut Audubon Society. Photography can be used to record the insect prey Purple Martins bring to feed their young. These insects are one part of the aerial plankton found in the seventh habitat. Continue reading

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Bill McKibben, The Environment’s Conscience

Bill McKibben, Author & American Environmental Activist, kicked-off the first new lecture series of the Aspetuck Land Trust, The Haskins Environmental Lecture Series on Friday evening, August 9, 2013 at the historic Pequot Library in Southport Connecticut. Continue reading

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The Fall Peep Show

Sorting out the often difficult small migrating shorebirds called Peeps on the East Coast in the fall can be both difficult and rewarding. The solution to positive id’s is patience and active observation. This photo essay examines the issues and provides some photos of the five common Peeps. Continue reading

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Phil Donahue and Milan Bull talk Purple Martins!

Phil Donahue and Milan Bull talk aerial insectivores at the Friends of Sherwood Island 15th Annual Meeting on June 6, 2013. Continue reading

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Read to your Kid, It’s Children’s Book Week!

The late Martha McKeen Welch is the author and photographer of this wonderful book “Close Looks in a Spring Woods”, published by Dodd, Mead & Company. Martha McKeen Welch, through deft text and close-up photographs, shows young readers not only what comes to life in a springs woods, but also where this budding life comes from. Each season contains the start of the next. Continue reading

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