Two videos posted on YouTube show Bear B-1 eating while people are nearby, talking at her. For more on this story, visit: DEEP Catches and Kills CT Black Bear Deemed “Problem Bear” – Glastonbury, CT Patch.
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.
More spring migrants and breeders I found 76 species of birds including 21 species of warblers at the Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area of the Aspetuck Land Trust on May 8. It was another dark and dreary sort of day, far from a photographers dream amongst a sea of leaves, but here are some shots
The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District is seeking volunteers who are interested in documenting the types of birds that utilize the Poquetanuck Cove, a tidal cove of the Thames River in Ledyard and Preston, from Feb. 17 to Feb. 20, coinciding with the Great American Bird Count. For more on this story, visit: The Day –
Either a red-shouldered, or a red-tailed, hawk, no one’s quite sure which — they’re similar — has attacked at least four students on campus. The latest attack was last Thursday. For more on this story, visit: ‘Hawk’s nest’ knocked down video – Fairfield – Minuteman News Center.
Ted Gilman, education specialist at Audubon Greenwich, is the point man for two February national events for bird lovers. On Thursday at Cos Cob Library Gilman will address the significance surrounding National Bird Feeding Month and also how to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count that takes place in Greenwich from February 17-20. For
Spotted salamanders exposed to contaminated roadside ponds are adapting to their toxic environments, according to a Yale paper in Scientific Reports. This study provides the first documented evidence that a vertebrate has adapted to the negative effects of roads apparently by evolving rapidly. “This adaptation is certainly encouraging for conservation,” said Steven Brady, the study’s author and a doctoral student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. “But our modern footprint is fundamentally changing species in ways we don’t understand and, critically, we don’t know if these adaptive responses will keep pace with environmental change.”
Animal advocates and hunters disagree about the best way to control wildlife intruders that find their way into your backyard. But animal advocates, hunters and wildlife experts agree that development encroaches on wildlife habitats, forcing many species to venture into the suburbs to seek food and shelter. And now deer, coyotes, fox, raccoons and even
Beardsley Zoo says it’s receiving a $78,000 grant to help it train youths in wildlife conservation. The three-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will support the Bridgeport zoo’s Conservation Discovery Corps teen program. For more on this story, visit: Beardsley Zoo Gets Grant « CBS Connecticut.
If you build it, they will come. That’s the hope of these folks who tramped around the soggy salt marsh in 14 degrees, bundled up against bone-chilling winds at Hammonasset Beach State Park last Sunday morning. For more on this story, visit: An aerie: Volunteers build nesting platform for Osprey at Hammonasset – News –
Scientists say they’re especially concerned about a national decline in one duck species — the scaup — which may be linked to habitat change. The latest Connecticut scaup count was 1,000, down from 5,400 last year. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut mid-winter survey finds fewer ducks along Atlantic Flyway migration route | The
To promote wetland conservation, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is initiating a contest where artists can enter an original piece of artwork that depicts a waterfowl species (duck, goose, or brant) that occurs in Connecticut.
The winning entry will be featured on the 2013 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp. Note: This is not a postage stamp.
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Connecticut wildlife officials have quietly drafted plans for a bear-hunt lottery — a way of deciding who gets to kill a limited number of the animals — and the plan is being reviewed this week by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office. The Hartford Courant reports. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.
Razorbills are showing up on Long Island Sound up and down the Connecticut coast. They were a welcome addition to the coastal Christmas Bird Counts in Connecticut. I was lucky enough to see two of them yesterday off the coast of Stamford.
Trinity College has started a special project to display every page of its rare edition of “Birds of America,” John James Audubon’s illustrated field guide on identifying and documenting birds. The large book is in a protected display case at Trinity’s Watkinson Library, where its head curator will turn one page each week for viewing
If you are a beginning birder, you can join a group that includes an experienced birdwatcher. If your home is within the boundaries of a Count Circle, then you can stay home and report the birds that visit your feeder once you have arranged to do so with the Count Compiler! Naturally, fun.
According to the National Wildlife Federation, roughly 6.5 million turkeys inhabit 49 states and six Canadian provinces. According to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, there are between 35,000 to 40,000 such birds in this state alone. And, though Connecticut’s gobbler contingent has hit peaks and valleys over the past decade, experts said the
Armed with drills, hammers and scissors, Connecticut College students recently spent an entire Saturday helping cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and members of Audubon Connecticut build 200 nesting boxes for endangered roseate terns. The boxes will replace those that were destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene
New Publication Provides Comprehensive Solutions to Halt Massive Bird Kills From Building CollisionsNov 16th, 2011 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
As part of a national-level program to reduce the massive and growing number of bird deaths resulting from building collisions in the United States, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, today announced the availability of a new, national publication, American Bird Conservancy’s Bird-Friendly Building Designs.
The Connecticut DEEP announced the results from the 2011 piping plover and least tern nesting season. Fifty-two pairs of piping plovers nested along the Connecticut coastline during the 2011 breeding season; nine more than last year. The number of young that fledged (reached flying stage) was 71; 11 less than the 82 plovers that fledged in 2010.