Nature Notes

Clapper Rail

Clapper Rail

Spotting this elusive bird is a thrill for even the most expert of birders. Look for this species in the coastal, brackish, and freshwater marshes along the Connecticut coast.
Eight Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste

Eight Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste

— By doing so, you'll be helping birds and other wildlife.
10 Terrific Plants for Hummingbirds—and Pollinators

10 Terrific Plants for Hummingbirds—and Pollinators

Add low-maintenance beauty to your garden or landscape while providing nurturing habitat and nectar too
Great Egret

Great Egret

The best time to spot this elegant migrant in Connecticut is in spring and summer as it forages and wades through coastal wetlands
Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

A closer look at how to identify and where to find this nomadic year-round resident of Connecticut
15 Great Deer-Resistant Native Plants

15 Great Deer-Resistant Native Plants

Beautify the landscape and fill garden gaps with this less-palatable mix of natives that Bambi tends to avoid
How to Be Bird-friendly at the Beach

How to Be Bird-friendly at the Beach

Make a difference and save a life by following a few simple guidelines
Audubon Guide to Bird Feeding

Audubon Guide to Bird Feeding

— Learn how to attract, feed, and keep our feathered visitors safe
Put Down That Rake

Put Down That Rake

— A fall checklist of gardening to-do's that will benefit you and your wildlife neighbors
Do’s and Don’ts of Nest Photography

Do’s and Don’ts of Nest Photography

— You should always photograph birds responsibly. But you have to be extra responsible during nesting season.