DEEP: Learn About Connecticut's Wildlife

Learn About Connecticut's Wildlife

Wildlife News Wildlife Publications & Forms Wildlife Offices
{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

{Butterfly Garden at Belding WMA} 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

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Provide Input on CT's Wildlife Action Plan
NEW! DEEP is in the process of revising Connecticut's Wildlife Action Plan. Learn about revisions to the Plan and provide input for the future of fish and wildlife conservation in our state for the next 10 years. Attend a Public Meeting.
NEW! 2014 Year of the Salamander
Learn about Connecticut's 12 native salamander species during this year-long celebration of these unique, but secretive amphibians.

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 Info Series Fact Sheets} Wildlife Fact Sheets
Fact sheets about many of Connecticut's wildlife species.
{Endangered & Threatened Species Fact Sheets} Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species Fact Sheets
Fact sheets about some of Connecticut's Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Wildlife species.
{Habitat Series Fact Sheets} Habitat Fact Sheets
Fact sheets about how to manage habitat to attract wildlife to your property.
Learn about the natural history of Connecticut's native turtles 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.

{Snakes in Connecticut Booklet}

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 Logo} Just for Kids
Activities, pictures, and fun facts for kids.
{Freshwater mussel shell} Freshwater Mussels of Connecticut
Information, fact sheets and a link to Connecticut's new freshwater mussel guide.
{Illustration of a slide screen} Wildlife Slide Shows
Collection of on-line slide shows about wildlife and wildlife management in Connecticut.
{Peregrine Falcon} 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.