Natural News from Westport CT and Beyond

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bandits on the path!

These Raccoon tracks were spotted late today on my walkway. Found the guy raiding our garbage cans. First Raccoon in our yard.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Nature Museum

This is my Nature Nuseum I have established in my room. I have exibits on Feathers, Turtles, Rocks and Minerals, Gold Mining, Crustaceans (Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimp) and Local Farming.

Spring Peeper

This spring peeper was found in my yard today. Spring Peepers are tree frogs, so they have sticky feet instead of webbed. You can often hear them croaking at night.
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Flowers in Bloom

These two flowers Dandelion and Forsithia are among many that have bloomed. Check back for even more flowers!

Cloudy Day

You probably noticed what horrible weather we are having. Take a look:

Little Rascal

This little guy hangs out in rock walls like this, but also under your deck, too!

Under the Mat

Today I found 3 little Red Backed Salamanders under a welcome mat I had. Check out these cool animals!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bird Month

The Wild Side of Westport officially declares Bird Month until May 21!!! All posts will be Bird-themed from now until that time!

Purple Finch Nest

If you look closely, you can see the round head of a female Purple Finch in her nest on our porch.

Robin Sighting

This beautiful bird was sighted on our property today.

Tributary Mill Consevancy, Old Lyme CT

This Mill hatches and raises Atlantic Salmon and Alewife in an effort to bring back these native species to the CT River. Site:

View of Mill Brook, the Fish Ladder, and the Waterfall

Fish Ladder


Injured Eastern Box Turtle

Turkeys on our street

We found 2 hens and 1 tom Wild Turkeys in our neighborhood today. First sighting in several years, had to snap a photo or two.



Birds of Prey from Westport

Osprey ImageRelease ImageNesting Platform
Holding Fish ImageEating Fish ImageLanding at Platform
Cooper's Hawk ImageSitting on Tree ImageOn Fence
Red tailed Hawk ImageSitting atop a Fence ImagePerched in Backyard
Perigrine Falcon ImageHunting Dove/Pigeon