Summer at Duck Pond, White Memorial Foundation

Monday, August 3, 2015

New York Times Article "When the Cat Comes Back, With Prey" July 24, 2015

"You can't pick and choose a cat's prey," McDonald said. If owners realized how much prey their pets killed, she wondered, would they be willing to contain their cats to protect wildlife?
She and her associates studied the question. The answer, published recently in the journalEcology and Evolution, was unequivocal and emphatic."
This is an interesting article that describes the devide between domestic cat owners perceptions and how much their cats predate wildlife.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Current Emerald Ash Borer Distribution in Connecticut

Emerald Ash Borer Distribution Map in Connecticut as of July 24, 2015.
By Claire Rutledge, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Emerald Ash Borer continues to spread throughout the state and is currently detected in every county, except for Windham County.  The map above shows the spread and detection rate of EAB, to date.  For more information about Emerald Ash Borer and management options please visit  The best method for preventing the movement of EAB and other invasive pests and pathogens is to not move firewood, please visit for a list of invasive species that are being spread by transporting firewood long distances.  When you use firewood whether to heat your home or when camping, buy it and burn it locally!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Black bear sign observed

White pine sapling bit in half by black bear to mark its territory.

Black bear teeth marks where it bit the tree.

Black hairs can be observed where it rubbed the back of its head.

Posted from the field