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About Steep Rock In the Spring of 1889, just as he was about to break ground on his own country house in Washington, Connecticut, the architect Ehrick Rossiter discovered that the wooded hillsides in

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Natural Beauty

Bushwhacking 101 : Nature Preserve Monitoring

Bushwhacking 101: Nature Preserve Monitoring Have you ever seen those yellow “Steep Rock Nature Preserve” property signs dotting the roads of Washington? Behind those signs is a collective 2,500 acres of pristine wilderness, scattered

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Scientific Study

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With snowshoes strapped, baggies at the ready, and GPS fixed, I head out into one of Steep Rock Association’s (SRA) preserves characterized as overgrown field rejoicing my career choices and the presence of such

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Cottontail species hunkered down in a hollow tree
Citizen Science

PURSUIT for PELLETS

They’re not the easiest to obtain.  Stooping, crawling, and dipping through young forest, citizen scientists with Steep Rock Association (SRA) earned their cottontail scat (or pellets).  The native species, New England Cottontail (NEC), prefer

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BALD EAGLES back for WINTER
Citizen Science

BALD EAGLES back for WINTER

Three bald eagles of varying age were observed on Lake Waramaug this morning.  The photos below depict morphological changes immature eagles undergo as they reach maturity.  It usually takes four to five years to

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