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Connecticut Bears:  Test your knowledge

Connecticut Bears: Test your knowledge

Connecticut’s bear population has exploded over the last four decades.  How much do you know about these terrific creatures? Take this quiz and find out.  It’s an entertaining way to learn about bears that live right here in our state!   Score and answers...
Field Guide to Frog Eggs of Connecticut

Field Guide to Frog Eggs of Connecticut

Spring peeper sounds signal that it’s breeding time for Connecticut’s frogs and salamanders. Here’s a guide to help you identify the eggs you may see while walking outdoors.   Vernal Pools, Prime Real Estate For Ecological Health   Vernal pools are areas located in...
How Powerful is a Dog’s Nose?

How Powerful is a Dog’s Nose?

  10 Thousand Times Better Than Yours: A Dog’s Nose is Nothing To Sneeze About   Researchers at the Sensory Research Institute at Florida State University estimate that a dog’s nose is somewhere between 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than a human nose. To put that...
How To Pick The Right Dog For Adoption

How To Pick The Right Dog For Adoption

Who are you and what kind of lifestyle do you lead?   Don’t go to the shelter and choose a pet with the most doleful eyes. Pets, especially dogs, will integrate themselves into your life and a good match is critical to long term happiness all the way around. Ask...
Bee Advised

Bee Advised

As of January 2017, a new FDA law requires honeybees to be under the care of veterinarians   In an effort to curb the rising number of food animal diseases that are resistance to antibiotics, the FDA has classified honeybees a ‘food producing animal’ and requires...