Wildlife
Read about river birding, winter geese, eagles and their habitat, where to best find and photograph birds along the river, the osprey success story, the fall swallow phenomenon, and more.  Enjoy the world-class photography that illustrates these stories.

One Photograph- The BIG Camera

August 31, 2022

But from the first few dreamy days of April on well into May, where better to discover springtime than in one’s own patch of cozy, quaint New England woods?...

Wildlife Wonders- Soaring with Red-Tailed Hawks

August 31, 2022

As black bear populations continue to grow in the Connecticut River Valley and beyond, now more than ever there’s a need for people and public officials to work together to sustain a healthy bear population....

One Photograph- Last Stand

May 31, 2022

But from the first few dreamy days of April on well into May, where better to discover springtime than in one’s own patch of cozy, quaint New England woods?...

Snowy Owls

December 1, 2021

Snowy owls have always fascinated me. Not only are they stunningly beautiful, but I’ve heard they are incredibly fast, powerful predators....

The Beaver

September 1, 2021

It’s hard to believe that a furry rodent could drive exploration of an entire continent, but that is the case with the beaver....

Following the Fishers in Connecticut

May 31, 2021

Katerina “Kat” Gillis has dedicated the last two years of her life on a mission to help Connecticut wildlife officials prevent the loss of fishers, a medium-sized animal that inhabits our forests....

Searching for Spruce Grouse

May 31, 2021

What a striking bird against the boreal forest greenery. His black breast feathers dipped in pearl white. His back vermiculated with petite black and white stripes that accented the contrast with his mottled brown wings lying flat against his body....

Underwater Frenzy

May 28, 2021

It seemed like just another spring day when we stopped at the Salmon River, a tidewater tributary of the Connecticut River that splits the towns of Haddam and East Haddam, Connecticut....

Spring Stunners

March 1, 2021

Few birds can match the eye-popping beauty of the male Baltimore oriole or the flying prowess of the ruby-throated hummingbird....

The Elusive Bobcat

November 29, 2020

Meet the bobcat, an elusive, captivating animal that is prevalent in the Connecticut River Valley, yet one that many of us—myself included—have rarely seen in the wild....

Moose

November 29, 2020

Moose comes from the Algonquin word Mooswa, meaning “the one who strips twigs.” To fulfill its life functions, the North American moose, Alces alces, requires some 10,000 calories per day, equating to between 50 and 100 pounds of food....