Are You My Mother?

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

What happens when a female Robin loses her babies? The mothering instinct is strong. Here is a situation we heard about this morning via email, from Sharon Eiter, who lives near Hartford: “There is a bird nest in a honeysuckle shrub on a trellis in our yard.  We have watched both a robin and male and female […]

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Schedule School Field Trips and In-class Programs

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Attention Teachers! Science In Nature School Programs Want to add a little excitement to your classroom? Consider one of our in-class science programs. We have one hour programs for kindergarten through sixth grade. Sample titles include: Winter Tracks, Life Cycles, The Dirt on Soils, Adaptations, Birds and Beaks, Food Chains, Skins and Bones, CSI Aquatic, […]

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Q: I saw robins in my back yard yesterday. It’s January and I’m concerned that it’s too early for them to be here. Is it? If so is there anything I can do to help them or feed them? A: American Robins are year-round Connecticut residents. Some migrate south each fall and return in the […]

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Special Opportunities

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Bird Surveys on Private or Public Property Sanctuary Manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz is available to conduct bird population surveys and can provide habitat management recommendations for your property. Private property owners, Land Trusts, municipalities or other groups that want an inventory of what bird species they have breeding or using their property might be interested in […]

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Nature Q&A 6

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Q: I found an injured bird in my yard.  What should I do with it? A: Our Centers are not able to take care of sick, injured, or orphaned birds or other animals.  Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection has information on [Common Wildlife Problems], which will tell you what you can do when you find […]

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