Notes from a Naturalist


April 19, 2021

Stonewall Stories

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - April 2021

"For this month I would like to take you back in time thousands of years, when Connecticut was so cold there was a mile of ice on top of it."

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March 18, 2021

The Magnificent Life of a Caddisfly

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - March 2021

"Now is the time of year when you look down in the water in swamps and you see little bundles of leaves, sticks, and stones that seem to have sprouted legs and wiggle around under the water. In a way they have — in the center of that detritus mound is a larval caddisfly!"

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February 10, 2021

How to Speak Bird

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - February 2021

"Everyone loves bird songs, but have you ever taken a moment to think about what they’re saying? Birds use their calls for many reasons, including keeping track of companions, alerting each other about nearby danger, and impressing the ladies. An individual bird can have many different calls. Winter is actually a great time of year to learn some."

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January 14, 2021

Do Black Bears Hibernate?

By Sam Nunes, Environmental Educator - January 2021

"What do animals do in winter? They hibernate! At least, many species do. If you ask anyone what animals hibernate, the first one they mention is usually the bear. But do bears really hibernate? What exactly is hibernation? The facts about hibernation might just blow your mind."

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