Category: Around Town

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Used Bike Collection

Check your garages, basements, or barns for those unused bikes of all sizes. Bikes for Kids has an immediate demand for 200 bikes for RACE4Chase a triathlon  for kids, sponsored by the CMAK Sandy...

A common misconception is that a tagged bear is a problem bear, and a bear with two ear tags was caught on two different occasions because it was causing problems. Actually, every bear receives two ear tags (one in each ear) the first time it is handled by DEEP. Most tagged bears have not been caught as problem bears, but rather as part of a project researching the state’s population. Photo be Paul J. Fusco/DEEP Wildlife Division

DEEP Reminds Residents to Be Bear Aware

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to take steps to reduce contact and potential conflicts with black bears. These steps are increasingly important because Connecticut’s bear population continues to grow...

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Timberlands, Guilford

Back in 1975 the town of Guilford acquired 600 acres of land. Instead of turning it into the latest neighborhood development, it became the Timberland Preserve. Today the preserve serves as a place people...

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Providing food for bald eagles may seem like a good way to help wildlife and also get a close-up view of an impressive animal, but according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, feeding eagles can be detrimental and the activity is expressly prohibited by both state and federal law.  Credit Paul J. Fusco/DEEP Wildlife Division

Do Not Feed Bald Eagles

Providing food for bald eagles may seem like a good way to help wildlife and also get a close-up view of an impressive animal, but according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental...

Back at my car I sat on the bumper and enjoyed the sky and sun set over the southern pond.

Supply Pond After the Snow

Some snow storms are just better than others. At least in terms of how everything looks afterwards. Winter Storm Lexi on February 5th was one of those great storms. The large, wet snow flakes...