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  • Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison

     Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison
    — On this plot of nondescript land tucked away in rural Illinois, Bill Kleiman sees more than just rows of dead cornstalks and black dirt. He sees a slice of earth slowly transforming back to its roots, a tallgrass prairie haven that bison will...
  • Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks Among Finalists for Shorty Awards

    The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences announced its Shorty Award finalists Wednesday morning for its sixth-annual social media-themed awards, with big names such as Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks and Sir Ian McKellen making the cut. The...
  • A Winter Escape To A Barrier Beach At The Mouth Of The Connecticut River

    A Winter Escape To A Barrier Beach At The Mouth Of The Connecticut River
    This winter one feels a bit like Christopher Columbus in 1492 as he sailed the ocean blue. Except we've been sailing through a seemingly endless sea of white. Snow white. Grungy white. Sallow white. Sheets-hanging-on-the-clothesline white. Last month,...
  • Cathy A. Sellitto August 15, 1951 - November 20, 2013

    Cathy A. Sellitto  August 15, 1951 - November 20, 2013
    Cathy A. Sellitto, 62, of Glendale, CA, passed away November 20, 2013, at home after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was a kind, gentle person who appreciated the simple things in life; loved by all who knew her. She had a great sense of humor...
  • Leave Rattlesnakes Alone, They Eat Ticks

    The timber rattlesnake, which is extinct in Rhode Island and Maine, is one of Connecticut's endangered species and is reportedly is losing the battle with humans, a trend that should be reversed. Timber rattlesnakes find welcoming habitat in central...
  • Aline Kominsky-Crumb's blond ambition

    Aline Kominsky-Crumb's blond ambition
    In early 2012, Aline Kominsky-Crumb traded her red hair, nose ring and reputation as the cartoonist wife of controversial underground artist Robert Crumb to become a familiar archetype in Miami: a beach-blond bombshell. As a social experiment "for art's...
  • A Hike Among Fallen Giants In Cathedral Pines

    A Hike Among Fallen Giants In Cathedral Pines
    pmarteka@courant.com I'm not sure why I have avoided Cathedral Pines over the years. Maybe it was knowing that 25 years ago a trio of tornadoes devastated the grove of white pines in Cornwall that dated back to the Revolutionary War and were as close to...
  • A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove

    A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove
    William Gillette had it right when he was writing his will regarding the future of his castle on the banks of the Connecticut River. He wrote his "castle in the sky" should never be in the "possession of some blithering saphead who had no conception of...
  • Save Plum Island From Development

    Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off. Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
  • Family goes native for its seed business

    Family goes native for its seed business
    About 20 years ago, Randy Seymour and his son John began collecting and growing native plant seed on their family farm along Raider Hollow Road in Hart County, Ky. They started small, John Seymour says, expanding seed production gradually with the...
  • Fox's Kevin Reilly Named Chairman of Nature Conservancy of California

    Chairman of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Co. and avid conservationist Kevin Reilly has been named chairman of the Nature Conservancy of California Board of Trustees. Reilly joined the California board in 2008 and will lead the conservancy in...
  • Are We Ready For the Next Big Storm?

    This week brings the first and second anniversaries of two major storms that battered Connecticut. Is the state better prepared for such tempests today? Halloween Surprise The Halloween nor'easter of October 2011 was one for the record books. Starting...