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Plant Defenses Against Insects

By Pamm Cooper for UConn Extension Photo: Illinois Extension  Historically, insects have been the most important bane of the plant kingdom. …

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Winter Bird Wonderland!

  Winter Bird Wonderland             A rich variety of birds call Connecticut home in the wintertime.  So far 166 different kinds of birds h…

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We Didn’t Expect This!

Last time we told you to “Expect the Unexpected”  , but we certainly didn’t expect this.  A Couch’s Kingbird was spotted for the first time …

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Cloudy with a Chance of Snowys

A spate of early sightings of Snowy Owls in the Northeast has the birding community excited for a possible repeat of last year’s mega irrupt…

November is Prime Time for Rare Birds

September and October may have a greater diversity of migrant birds passing through Connecticut, but November is the month if you want to fi…

Beautiful Invasion

We’re being invaded, but this is a welcome invasion.  One of the best irruptions of Purple Finches in years is underway.  Purple Finches, li…

Code 5!

The American Birding Association has a ranking system to classify the degree of rarity of a birds that may show up in North America (mainlan…