In the wilderness of America’s Sonoran Desert lurks a virtually unknown carnivore. It stalks the night, on the hunt for fatal prey. Incredibly, this creature harbors a gene which blocks pain and provides immunity to venom.
Recent scientific discoveries have shed light on the planet’s most resilient animals. Able to colonize a cooling lava field, swim within a scalding geothermal spring, and incredibly, survive unprotected in outer space, they have no rivals. Read on to meet these astounding creatures.
Each winter we anxiously await the coming of spring’s warm days ahead. There is an animal which embodies the triumphant return of spring to Southern New England more than any. Meet this Connecticut native and learn its remarkable story.
The triumphant return of spring that you can find in your backyard by Jim Knox. read more...
Bats are the most effective insect control agents known to humankind, devouring countless mosquitoes and other biting and stinging insects each night. Bats are among the least understood and most beneficial creatures on our planet. Learn three simple steps we can all take to protect: bats, ourselves and our planet.
The Wild Turkey, a staple for survival in the early days of the Plymouth Colony, was completely exterminated from Massachusetts and Connecticut by the mid 1800’s. This remarkable creature represents one of the greatest species recoveries in American history. Learn about the animal behind the holiday.
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.
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.
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.
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 layers upon layers against the January gusts on the jutting promontory of Stamford’s Cove Island Park, my daughters and I were finally rewarded with a glimpse of our quarry. read more...