The Fisher (Martes pennanti)

2020-04-07T13:16:14-04:00Animals, Articles|

The fisher, other common names for which are fisher cat, black cat, and pekan, prefers a habitat of large tracts of coniferous or mixed forest. Consequently, the expansion of farming and the heavy logging in Connecticut through the 1800s ...

Bringing Bluebirds Back


- By Bet Zimmerman Until fairly recently, bluebirds were uncommon in Connecticut. From 1900-1970, bluebird populations decreased by an estimated 90%, mainly due to loss of habitat (open space and snags), pesticide use, and competition for nesting sites from non-native ...