Category: Jim Knox

Wildly Successful: Humans

Tigers are among the most impressive solitary beasts on the planet. Their distant mammalian cousins, the prairie dogs, are among nature's most successful. Meet a third species which can adapt and thrive in the most challenging environmental conditions.

Wildly Successful: The Wood Frog

We have a native Connecticut species which defies logic and inspires wonder. It can actually survive being frozen solid and reanimate without any ill effects whatsoever. Join us to learn the identity and other phenomenal abilities of this humble creature.

Wildly Successful: The Southern Flying Squirrel

We have a Greenwich neighbor most of us have never met. This rarely seen Connecticut mammal possesses a trait--even remarkable within the animal kingdom--the ability to glide nearly the length of a football field! Join us to meet this mystery creature.

The Harbor Seal Returns

I remember them squinting–blinking back the silvery glare of Long Island Sound’s ice and waves magnified through the Swarovski spotting scope. Bundled up in…

Wildly Successful: The American Black Bear

Did you know that in 2019, Black Bears were recorded 4 times in Greenwich, and likely seen and not reported dozens of times? Reaching lengths of 6.5 feet and weights of up to 650 pounds, The American Black Bear is no lightweight! Meet our state's largest terrestrial carnivore and learn the remarkable survival strategies it employs to survive and thrive through the harshest New England winters.
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