About Mute Swans

June 23rd , 2011 → 10:51 pm @

“…known to kill geese, ducks, and other wetland bird species, and also to cause nest abandonment by Least Terns and Black Skimmers, both threatened species that are native to Long Island Sound, and which can still be found, in smaller and smaller numbers, on West Haven’s Sandy Point.” The beautiful Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) that [...]

Category : Autumn / Community Outreach / Nature In Motion / Science/Education / Spring / Summer / Wildlife / Winter

Cove River Historical Site in Fall

November 6th , 2010 → 1:00 am @

The 15.28 acres of the Jesudowich farm was purchased by the City of West Haven in 2003 for Open Space. At that time, it was noted that Native American artifacts had been found and over two hundred of them are now a part of the collection at the Yale Peabody Museum. Many of the artifacts [...]

Category : Autumn / Community Outreach / Protected Lands / Science/Education

West Haven Tree Commission Teams Up with Yale

September 8th , 2010 → 8:37 am @

The Yale Peabody Museum Community Education Center at West Campus and the West Haven’s Tree Commission are holding training  sessions regarding West Haven’s Tree Inventory. Public information and training began May 1 and continued through the summer. This Community Outreach program is a major initiative for the West Haven Tree Commission and research begins this month. – Article [...]

Category : Science/Education

Yale University Outreach Program

September 8th , 2010 → 8:15 am @

Educational Outreach – West Haven High students monitor health of the Oyster River running through Yale University’s West Campus.

Category : Science/Education / Watershed/Wetlands


September 7th , 2010 → 11:32 am @

Students from the University of New Haven study West Haven shoreline. The University of New Haven offers a bachelor’s degree in marine biology, a diverse field that provides needed scientific and technical information to a broad spectrum of government agencies, academic and research institutions, environmental and conservation organizations, industries, and companies. The program emphasizes hands-on [...]

Category : Science/Education

Asian Longhorned Beetle Alert!

September 7th , 2010 → 12:36 am @

Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) threat to Connecticut forests Help save Connecticut’s forest by joining with the Land Trust of West Haven to become a first detector ! The invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), Anoplophora glabripennis, has been discovered attacking trees in the United States. The ALB arrived in the United States within hardwoods cut [...]

Category : Community Outreach / News / Science/Education / Trees of West Haven