Natural News from Westport CT and Beyond

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Wilds of Florida Part 1

Over these past few days I have been spending my April Break in south Florida, which is a literal gold mine for nature lovers. I have really tried to focus on the reptile and amphibian life, especially tortoises, turtles, gators and geckos, as well as other creatures like birds and insects. Enjoy these pics I got of the unique south Florida wildlife so far!

Pics 1-7: An endangered Gopher Tortoise I found while walking in the nature preserve in Abacoa FL

Pics 8-19: Various lizards and geckos found in Palm Beach FL

Pic 20: A cooter surfacing in Boynton Beach FL

Pics 21-22: A large gator in Boynton Beach FL

I hope you enjoyed this Wild Side of South Florida Post!

-Charlie Colasurdo, 13

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A wonderful week of nature!

This past week has brought warm temperatures in the 60s, 70s, and 80s in CT, and that brought the hundreds of dormant animals out of inactivity instantaneously! Here is a quick photo diary of this week:

Pics 1-2: A pair of Mute Swans nesting in downtown Westport CT, read their and their river's story here:

Pics 3-6: A large Wood Frog that was found in my brook in Westport CT

Pics 7-9: An Common Garter Snake found in Wilton CT

Pics 10-13: An invasive Red-eared Slider male that was found in my lake in Westport CT

Pics 14-15: A very large Common Snapping Turtle found crossing roads between ponds in Westport and Weston CT

Pic 16: Two Killdeer eggs were laid at Wakeman Town Farm in Westport CT, since then there have been two more laid, more on that to come!

I hope you enjoyed this week's Wild Side of Westport post!

-Charlie Colasurdo, 13

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wakeman Town Farm

Today I worked at Wakeman Town Farm (WTF) in the Junior Apprentice program. Take a look at these behind-the-scenes pics of the farm as it gears up for summer!
 A panorama of the gardens
 The girls
 Nugget the Chicken
 The coop

 Panorama of the lab
 Brook Trout in the lab
Th new pumpkin patch 
Onion seedlings 

Stop by and visit! Go to for more info!
-Charlie Colasurdo