Hiking Apshawa Preserve, New Jersey

Many people associate New Jersey with the Meadowlands or the Jersey shore or the many oil refineries that dot the northern part of the turnpike. Believe it or not, there is another New Jersey that encompasses a rather large portion…

Local Hikes: Sleeping Giant State Park

If you are driving along I-91 just north of New Haven you may notice some interesting hills that seem to just pop out of the ground. The trap rock of central Connecticut formed thousands of years ago when magma oozed…
Graffiti images from Joshua Tree courtesy of the National Parks website

Graffiti in Our Parks

  I love going out on hikes in the woods. You feel like you are being one with nature. Unfortunately an ugly trend seems to be occurring more frequently, graffiti. In the last few weeks I have been reading about…
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Are you ready for ticks?

From the 2005 movie Madagascar Alex the Lion: What does Connecticut have to offer us? Melman the Giraffe: Lyme Disease   Melman had it right; we are the home of Lyme Disease after all. Back in 1975 Lyme disease was…