Posts Tagged ‘ wildlife ’

CL&P moves an osprey nest in Westport (photo)

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

It was moving day today for an osprey nest on Westport’s Post Road East. Connecticut Light & Power Company workers erected a platform and moved an osprey nest from one utility pole to another in the Fresh Market parking lot, 605 Post Road East, to get it away from power lines. For more on this

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DEEP warning motorists to beware of deer, moose this fall

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s DEEP Wildlife Division reminds motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours. September through October is the peak of the breeding season for Connecticut’s small but expanding moose population in the northern part of the state.

Habitat Change Threatens Connecticut’s Birds; Sound Conservation Management is Crucial to Recovery

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s wide diversity of bird species is diminishing and is at risk of continued declines as habitats throughout the state suffer from neglect caused by a lack of conservation management. Connecticut Audubon Society has released its annual State of the Birds Report to serve as a guide, a warning, and a call to action.

The declining population of Bobolinks in Connecticut can be addressed with proper land management.

Connecticut man bequeaths $8 million to protect wildlife

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By

The foundation says the gift is the largest it has ever received and will be used to create a permanent endowment, the Peter Grayson Letz Fund for Animals and the Environment. They anticipate the fund will generate about $320,000 in grant dollars each year to be awarded for projects benefiting animals. For more on this

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Bear Population on Rise in Connecticut

Jun 27th, 2014 | By

Bear sightings are practically a daily occurrence in the northwest corner of Connecticut. In the past year, there have been 340 bear sightings in Avon alone, and speculation of bear dens near commercial areas, such as busy route 44. These bears are lured into neighborhoods by bird feeders and garbage cans, and seem to be

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Connecticut is currently revising its Wildlife Action Plan

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By

Participation by conservation partners, academic institutions, and the public is the key to making the revised Plan an effective tool for conserving Connecticut’s diversity of wildlife resources for future generations.

DEEP: be cautious of moose

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is reminding residents to stay a safe distance away if you encounter a moose. DEEP officials said there have been recent moose sightings in New Milford, Farmington, and East Haddam; and while moose are usually shy, they can feel threatened when encountering people or pets and become aggressive.

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The long and winding migration

Sep 23rd, 2012 | By

Fall migration in Connecticut is not a straightforward matter. How can it be when birds fly west in order to travel south, then sometimes turn north before correcting their heading. It’s all got to do with the map. The East Coast of North America runs north-south for the most part with one exception. The coast

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New Federal and Junior Duck Stamps Are Easy Way to Help Protect Wetland Habitat

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

The 2012-2013 Federal Duck Stamp went on sale today across the United States, giving hunters, stamp collectors and anyone who cares about migratory birds and other wildlife an easy way to help conserve their habitat.

Ninety-eight percent of proceeds from sales of the stamp are used to acquire and protect vital wetlands supports hundreds of species of migratory birds, wildlife and plants.

Volunteers build nesting boxes for terns

Nov 6th, 2011 | By

On Saturday, about 60 people – Coast Guard cadets and staff, students from Connecticut College and the New London Science and Technology Magnet School and volunteers with Audubon Connecticut – built 200 new nesting boxes during a daylong project at the Coast Guard Academy. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Volunteers build

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Piranha’s cousin hooked in Plymouth | Bristol Press

Aug 2nd, 2011 | By

PLYMOUTH — A mystery fish hooked recently in Lake Winfield is not a piranha as originally thought but a related exotic fish that’s harmless to humans.

Willimantic welcomes wildlife in effort to become certified habitat

Jun 13th, 2011 | By

Pam Wright’s yard is an oasis from the urban landscape that surrounds it. Her yard is a sanctuary not only for herself and her family, but for native wildlife. The advanced master gardener is on a mission to get her neighbors to follow her example and have Willimantic certified as only the second community wildlife

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CT DEP seeks to strengthen wild animal laws

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

HARTFORD — The lawyer for the woman mauled by a 200-pound chimp in February 2009 is mystified that the state only acted after the attack to add gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans to the list of potentially dangerous animals banned in Connecticut. The DEP next week will hold a hearing on proposed new regulations to carry

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Bad news about bats on what some consider their national holiday

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

Scientists can’t remember the last time there were so many bats dying. The Connecticut DEP calls it a silent invader and a ‘conservation horror story occurring here in Connecticut.’ In less than four years, white-nose syndrome has killed thousands of Connecticut’s bats and more than a million bats throughout the Northeast.

DEP warning drivers of moose

Oct 25th, 2010 | By

Because fall is the breeding season for both white-tailed deer and moose, the DEP Wildlife Division is reminding motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours.

National Audubon Society seeks Audubon At Home coordinator

Sep 4th, 2010 | By

The purpose of this state-level position is to facilitate the implementation of Audubon At Home programs throughout Connecticut and on a variety of human-influenced landscapes to improve or create habitat for birds and their allies. via Audubon At Home Coordinator | National Audubon Society.

Excess deer population has its costs

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

The region’s overpopulation of deer cost Fairfield County towns more than $170 million a year in health care costs from tick-borne Lyme disease, car repairs and landscaping, according to a groundbreaking report bound to spark further debate on the issue of suburban hunting. via Excess deer population has its costs – Connecticut Post.

Save Plum Island — Sign CFE’s Petition

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

The online petition from the Connecticut Fund for the Environment is targeting the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.

The aim is to keep the federal government from selling Plum Island — an 843-acre island at the eastern end of Long Island Sound — to the highest bidder.

Plum Island has long been the home of a federal research facility and it has been recognized as an important sanctuary for wildlife and native plants.