Audubon Connecticut and Park Watershed presented a celebration of migratory birds at Elizabeth Park on Thursday, in part to mark 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Besides a guided bird walk and the chance to check out some birds of prey, the event featured chats from national and local experts.
Scott Johnston, Chief of Bird Population Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, explained what sparked the need for the treaty. Unregulated hunting of birds, primarily for use in hats, impacted the populations. These hats included all, pieces of, or just feathers from egrets, herons, terns, owls, and hummingbirds.
Mixed income, affordable housing in walking distance of two major parks, the Legislative Office Building (if that’s your jam), and lots of stores that are open on the weekend (Park Street). The Billings Forge building was a tool manufacturing company in its previous incarnation. (more…)
Saturday’s BIKE LIFE festival at Heaven did not start until noon, but kids were at the park hours in advance awaiting their new-to-them bikes.
Citing numerous safety concerns, Hartford’s DPW will begin removing the playground in Bushnell Park on Monday, April 18. The map, amphitheater, and “literary picnic grove” will remain.
Bushnell Park Foundation and DPW intend to install an accessible playground, with construction starting in the fall. To pay for this, the Bushnell Park Foundation has set up a donation page.
In the meantime, there is a public playground located in Pulaski Mall, just south of Downtown.
We know there are some regulations on how many bicycles are allowed on CTfastrak buses, but there are no signs limiting the number of boats. Nothing on the FAQ page either.