Category Archives: Creature Feature

Back to School Hike

Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middlefield, CT, was my choice for what has become known as The Back to School Hike. Three years ago I decided to celebrate the first day of school by taking a hike. As soon as Aurora and Stephen’s photos were … Continue reading

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Camouflage

While walking in the woods this afternoon, I found an Eastern Box Turtle sitting among the fallen leaves. At some point each autumn, I find a box turtle in about the same location. Today, I learned that they have a limited home range and spend … Continue reading

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Swallows

Two years ago, Dave, Aurora, and Stephen received a generous invitation. A man at our yacht club offered to take them to the grasslands of the Connecticut River to see some birds—swallows. My family never refuses a ride on a … Continue reading

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Early Birds

Two weeks ago during a snowstorm,  a flash of blue caught my eye as a bird flew away from the peanut feeder attached to my window. Later that morning I noticed a pair of bluebirds at the platform feeder in my … Continue reading

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Wood Frog Are Here!

We have been waiting and listening, waiting and listening. Each day as we walk to and from the bus, we—the kindergarteners and teachers— listen for an early spring sound. It is usually heard around St. Patrick’s Day, but with this … Continue reading

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The Iguana’s 3rd Eye

“Iguanas’ eyes can move in all directions,” a boy in my class announced when he arrived on a recent Monday. “Iguanas have three eyes: two on the sides of their heads and a third on top,” his mother clarified. Many … Continue reading

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World Turtle Day

Today, May 23, is World Turtle Day. Susan Tellem of American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) created World Turtle Day (May 23) in 2000. In her words: We started World Turtle Day to increase respect and knowledge for the world’s oldest creatures. … Continue reading

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Creature Feature – Fairy Shrimp

“We have fairy shrimp. They came from my friend’s vernal pond,” said the director of Schoolmates one morning as Stephen arrived for preschool. The fairy shrimp were swimming in tea-colored water in a large glass jar on one of the … Continue reading

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