DEEP: Learn About Connecticut's Wildlife

Learn About Connecticut's Wildlife

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{Explore Connecticut} Explore Connecticut's Wildlife
at Sessions Woods
(PDF 3.6 mb)
Workbook containing fact sheets, activities, and coloring pages to be used by school groups visiting Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington, CT. Includes a 4-page color insert of wildlife found at Sessions Woods. (44 pages)

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Sessions Woods WMA
Visit Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington to hike the trails or tour the exhibit room in the Conservation Education Center. Two self-guided hiking trails demonstrate wildlife habitat management techniques which landowners, municipalities, schools, and others can use to enhance their properties for wildlife.


For a full listing of other events, go to the Calendar of Events Page

Belding WMA
Programs offered at Belding Wildlife Management Area in Vernon include seasonal walks to learn about the plants and animals that can be found on the property. School groups use Belding WMA as an outdoor classroom and to learn about habitats and the species that depend on them. Staff also provide environmental educational programs at area schools and libraries. Several habitat management projects, which focus on special habitats and unique species, are currently in progress at the area. 


For a full listing of other events, go to the Calendar of Events Page

{image of deer feeding in winter} NEW! Deer Adaptations to Winter and the Effects of Feeding Deer
Learn about how deer can survive harsh winters, why you should never feed deer during winter, and the difference between feeding and baiting deer.
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NEW! Connecticut's Wildlife Action Plan
The final version of the 2015 Connecticut Wildlife Action Plan was submitted to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as of October 2015.
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You may be familiar with the pollinating habits of bees and butterflies, but there are many others to explore such as flies, beetles, moths, and wasps. All are necessary for the variety of flowers, fruits, and vegetables that we enjoy every day.
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Bats in Connecticut
Find out how you can help the DEEP Wildlife Division monitor Connecticut's bat populations. Report your observations of bats around your home and neighborhood by submitting a Public Bat Sightings Form (Word Form / PDF).

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Chimney Swift Watch
Look up! What’s that chattering above you? Do you hear chattering in your chimney? Have you seen birds diving into a chimney in your neighborhood? Find out how you can help the DEEP Wildlife Division monitor Connecticut’s chimney swift population.

Wildlife Fact Sheets
Fact sheets about many of Connecticut's wildlife species.
Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species Fact Sheets
Fact sheets about some of Connecticut's Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Wildlife species.
Habitat Fact Sheets
Fact sheets about how to manage habitat to attract wildlife to your property.
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Learn about the natural history of Connecticut's native turtles and the conservation issues they currently face.
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Salamanders in Connecticut
Learn about the natural history of Connecticut's 12 native salamander species and the conservation issues they currently face.
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Learn about the natural history of Connecticut's native snakes and the conservation issues they currently face.

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Snakes in Connecticut - A Guide to Snake Identification
Snake identification guide to help educate people about snakes, thereby minimizing unwarranted concern when a snake is encountered.
Web View Version (PDF 772k)
Duplex Color Printer Version (PDF 748k)

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Amphibians & Reptiles in Connecticut
A Checklist with Notes on Conservation Status, Identification, and Distribution

Just for Kids
Activities, pictures, and fun facts for kids.
Freshwater Mussels of Connecticut
Information, fact sheets and a link to Connecticut's new freshwater mussel guide.
Wildlife Slide Shows
Collection of on-line slide shows about wildlife and wildlife management in Connecticut.
Peregrine Falcon Page
Links to photos and facts about Connecticut's peregrine falcons.

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Birds at the Beach Quiz (123 k)
Test your skill at identifying shorebirds by their silhouettes.
 
Content last updated on November 3, 2015.