Posts Categorized: Science, Earth & Stars

Salamander Season

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As the first warm, nocturnal rains of spring fall over New England, a remarkable natural event unfolds: the migration of the yellow-spotted salamander migration.   These rains trigger a massive amphibian pilgrimage and congregation. Yellow-spotted salamanders emerge from underground and return to the same vernal… Read more »

We Are Killing Bees

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Do you know that the grub-killing pesticide you put on your lawn and the flea control you put on your pet likely contains imidacloprid, a pesticide implicated in honeybee-killing Colony Collapse Disorder? And, if you purchase non-organic coffee, citrus, grapes and other fruits, potatoes and… Read more »

Tick-Borne Disease May Surge in 2012

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by Joene’s Garden NORTHEASTERNERS may very well see a spike in tick-borne disease during this spring and summer, but not because of the non-winter we’ve had.  The numbers of blood-seeking, disease-infected black-legged nymphal ticks will be due to a series of events that began with… Read more »

Fireflies in February

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by Will Michael This February, be on the lookout for fireflies emerging from hibernation. They are one of the first insects that become active during late winter, a reminder that spring is right around the corner. Video inside! by Will Michael     This February,… Read more »

Cheeky Chipmunks

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by Will Michael EACH YEAR, many Connecticut residents will visit National Parks throughout the United States. Destinations like Yellow Stone, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park and Yosemite are at the top of the list. Although the main attractions are the natural beauty, extreme habitats… Read more »