The October Report

Autumn in New England is a very special time. Before the coming winter, nature puts on an amazing fireworks display that last nearly an entire month. That is, of course, the changing color of the leaves in deciduous trees. There are bright reds, oranges, yellows, contrasted with some green and brown, and the results are spectacular.

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The September Report

Just to give you some perspective on how September ends, on September 30th, the last day of the month, sunset is at approximately 6:37PM. The last time sunset was close to 6:30PM was in mid-march. That is how far we have come around the sun, or approximate more than half-way. So in Connecticut, it means summer is almost gone. But not yet.

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The August Report

August tends to be a very hot month in Connecticut, and often includes some pretty fierce thunderstorms and heatwaves, often alternating between the two. While these two weather factors can ruin a nice day hike, they seem have the opposite effect when it comes to the proliferation of colorful mushrooms in the forests.

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The May Report

April got off to a slow start this year, and as a result, May is likely to come in a little slow as well. If April is best remembered for the emergence of the early spring flowers, May is the time of the year when the forests come alive with foliage. The trees finally get their leaves back and while there still may be a few chilly days in the month, winter really is over and done with.

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