October 8, 2020 –
Southern Connecticut is not known for its mountains, so the expansive view from the 644-foot summit of Mt. Pisgah in Durham is the first surprise that greets hikers ascending the Mattabesett Trail. Upon closer inspection, the stunted vegetation, lichens, and mosses indicate this is a more austere and rugged environment than the surrounding lowlands. Conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni is your guide on this virtual safari, highlighting unique ecological characteristics both large and small.