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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.

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