Looking Up

In Long Island Sound, Coastal and island forests are dominated by species such as maple, oak, cedar, pine, and beech. Coastal forest stands on islands are of particular importance to nesting colonial water birds, such as egrets and herons, because they are relatively free of predators. In this photo, taken at Turtle Creek Preserve in Old Saybrook during Connecticut Trails Day, attendees are looking out for a Baltimore Oriole. Trails Day events are again being scheduled throughout the region, including Long Island Sound, on June 2 and June 3. Visit the Trails Day web page for more information. Credit: Clare Cain, Connecticut Forest and Park Association.

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