Following Connecticut’s Garnet Trail

Welcome to a new year and a new month. Garnet is the birthstone for January, and the almandine garnet happens to be Connecticut’s state mineral. You’ve probably heard of the Connecticut Wine Trail, but have you heard of the Garnet Trail? The Connecticut Garnet Trail was funded by the DEEP Greenways program to promote awareness …

Getting to Know Glacial Lake Hitchcock

During the last Ice Age a massive glacier covered Connecticut all the way down to Long Island. As the ice slowly melted back about 18,000 years ago, the water cascading off its edge filled the Connecticut Valley, creating a vast lake. This body of water would have been long and relatively narrow, similar to Lake …

Science At Play: Crayon Rock Cycle

The phrases “solid as a rock,” “written in stone,” and “between a rock and a hard place” all evoke images of rocks as permanent and unchanging. But the truth is, nothing lasts forever. Rocks do change, but it can take a long time. It is difficult for humans to think of time on a geological …