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Geo SubSea Part 4: Protected Species Monitoring and Mitigation for Offshore Marine Activities

Learn about efforts to help prevent harassment or injury to marine animals during activities associated with offshore wind development.

Off the Beaten Path: Banningwood Preserve

Looking for a great family hike? Just north of Hadlyme Four Corners is Banningwood Preserve, a 102-acre parcel of woodlands owned and maintained by the Lyme Land Trust.

Geo SubSea Part 3: The Aunt Polly at Gillette Castle State Park

Take a trip to Gillette Castle State Park and see the remains of the Aunt Polly, a Connecticut archaeological preserve.

Off the Beaten Path: Nayantaquit Trail

Nestled in the Nehantic State Forest in Lyme, the Nayantaquit Trail meanders through a dense, hardwood forest and allows hikers to experience rocky ups and downs, thriving flora, and rock formations.

Nix Your Knotweed – Patience & Persistence Pay Off

Knotweed is the most talked-about invasive plant in Connecticut, growing on river banks, along roadsides, and in other disturbed soils. Join guest blogger Suzanne Thompson as she shares her journey with Nix The Knotweed and her quest to allow native plants to thrive.

A Greener Lawn for the deKoven House

Do you use pesticides & fertilizer to keep your lawn green? There are other gardening models you can adopt to make your lawn healthier and a friendly environment for pollinators.

Off the Beaten Path: Sheepskin Hollow Preserve

A beautiful hike through mossy forests and fern-lined pathways. Discover waterfalls, water views, and rock formations by exploring this 119-acre preserve.

Geo SubSea Part 2: US History of Offshore Wind & the Park City Wind Project

Jeff & Elizabeth of Geo SubSea are back with Part 2 of their blog series. Join them to learn about the history of offshore wind in the United States and get a glimpse into how the industry is planning for the future.

Geo SubSea Part 1: Who We Are & What We Do

“At the corner of Washington and Main Street in Middletown lies a small marine geoscience consulting company that is working hard to bring offshore renewable energy to Connecticut, the East Coast, and beyond!”

Off the Beaten Path: Constance Baker Motley Preserve

Get outside and celebrate Women’s History Month with a quick hike at the Constance Baker Motley Preserve!

Middletown 20,000 Years Ago and Its Enduring Legacy: Part 2

Take a trip back to Middletown 20,000 years ago and see how the melting of ice sheets from the last Ice Age impacted the present-day geology of the city.

Middletown 200 Million Years Ago and Its Enduring Legacy: Part 1

How far back does Middletown’s history go? Go back in time 200 million years and see how Middletown’s geological history has impacted the city we know today.

Off the Beaten Path: Canfield-Meadow Woods

A complex trail system that winds through miles of mixed forests, ridges, and the stone walls that meander the property of this former farmland.

Off the Beaten Path: Scovill Trails

With 3 trails to choose from, discover a hidden beach, an old quarry, a beaver pond, and gorgeous views.

Off the Beaten Path: Great Hill

A short, steep, rewarding hike with views over the Connecticut River and Great Hill Pond.

Off the Beaten Path: Wilcox Conservation Area

A beautiful, easy walk through white and red pine plantation, carpeted with fern in the summer.

Featured Rare Bird of the CT River: American Oystercatcher

A breeding resident of CT that hasn’t recovered from shorebird hunting.

Off the Beaten Path: Bear Hill Loop

A summer favorite with mountain laurel blooming in early June and blueberry bushes later on.

Featured Rare Bird of the CT River: Least Tern

Only about a dozen breeding sites exist in state, with one of the reliable locations being the CT River estuary.

Nature’s Supermarket: Wood Nettle & Stinging Nettle

Edible Nettle! Learn how to differentiate these two plants – both edible and nutritious.

Off the Beaten Path: Palmer Taylor Preserve

An easy stroll through gardens and woodlands, you won’t want to miss the springtime flowers on the Palmer Trail.

Featured Rare Bird of the CT River: Piping Plover

Watch out for breeding areas in the CT River estuary, there may be Piping Plover eggs on the shore!

Nature’s Supermarket: Garlic Mustard

How to identify this edible, invasive plant plus how to make Garlic Mustard Pesto.

Off the Beaten Path: Seven Falls from Aircraft Road

A loop hike to Seven Falls that avoids the most used parking area and takes you over beautiful, rugged terrain along the way. Plus you’ll gain expert status at reading trail blazes.

6 Ways to Help from Home this Earth Day

You can still make a change for the better while staying safe, staying home. Try one of these tips.

Featured Rare Bird of the CT River: American Bittern

Learn about rare bird species living in the lower CT River valley and how and where to spot the secretive American Bittern.

Off the Beaten Path: Bear Rock & Millers Pond

Hike to Millers Pond from a secluded trailhead while enjoying views from Bear Rock, mountain laurel groves, cliffs, and a variety of forest ecosystems along the way.

12 Alternatives To Unrecyclable Wrapping Paper

Wrapping paper is not recyclable in Connecticut – not even if it’s made from recycled paper. Here’s what to do instead of unrecyclable wrapping paper.

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