Category: Coast Environments

Illustration of 5 species of Atlantic flying fish.

Five species of Western Atlantic Flyingfish

An old favorite plate from both my offshore field guides, A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife, and A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico.

Painting of Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches

Our two nuthatch species

We have two nuthatch species here in Connecticut: the White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis), and the Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis). Both are particularly obvious at this time of year, both in the wild creeping over tree trunks, and at backyard feeders. .

Detail of a painting of a juvenile Bald Eagle.

Connecticut River Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles are one of the great environmental success stories of the last 40 years. After a devastating population drop due to DDT damage to their eggs in the 1960s, Bald Eagles have made a spectacular comeback since the early 1990s. You can now routinely expect to see Bald Eagles at all of the major ...