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Salamanders in Spring

Salamanders in Spring

Peep! Peep! Peep! No, not the candy, the spring peepers! These little frogs are singing every night now, signaling the start of spring. They’re joined by a chorus of wood frogs, also clamoring for attention. But frogs are not the only ones excited for warmer weather…

Skywatch: April 2021

Skywatch: April 2021

At the beginning of April, the Sun is in the constellation of Pisces, the Fish. By the end of the month, it appears in the constellation of Aries, the Ram. During the course of the month, the Sun appears 10 degrees higher in the sky, warming the northern hemisphere of...
On Seasons & Rhythms

On Seasons & Rhythms

It’s the coldest time of the year in the northern hemisphere, and time to think a bit about how that happens and what it means to us. Of course, it mostly means it’s going to be cold!  But it also means things for our biology and for the way the earth turns....
Snug as a Bug in a … Log?

Snug as a Bug in a … Log?

How Insects Survive the Winter With cold winter weather surrounding us, daydreams often shift to the spring to come – bees buzzing, butterflies fluttering, fireflies flickering, and crickets chirping. Even nibbling mosquitos might be excused, a small price to pay for...
New Alumni Fund Honors Recent TMA Graduate

New Alumni Fund Honors Recent TMA Graduate

Talcott Mountain Science Center and Academy are pleased to announce the creation of the Johnathan Hamilton Alumni Fund, an annual scholarship that will provide tuition assistance to selected students in kindergarten through eighth grade attending the Talcott Mountain...