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The Solitary Sandpiper is usually seen alone during migration. It feeds on small invertebrates, as the bird works around the edges of its chosen pond.
Pictured above: Bartlett’s Cove, a tidal estuary. An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
While caterpillars generally eat leaves, butterflies use a proboscis to drink nectar and sugary liquids from fruits.
There are over 250 known species of "bumblebees" and all are members of the bee genus "Bombus". They are social, fuzzy, feed on nectar and gather pollen to feed their young.

Our Commitment to
Open Space Preservation

Northeast Utilities cherishes the natural and cultural resources present on its lands.  Our conservation activities uphold over 40 years of work, inspiration and vision by hundreds of employees, community partners and local residents. Combined with our active management of forest and wildlife habitats, we are preserving nature's beauty for generations.

These lands continue to represent NU's proud stewardship heritage and many of the region's most-prized open spaces.  We invite you to join us in discovering our great outdoors.


Find Recreational Activities

Use our Activity Map to find recreational and open space opportunities.  Many properties not in the Land Trust are also available for passive public recreation purposes.

Tour Our Lands

Bartlett Cove

Quaker Hill, CT


Middletown, CT

Kings Island

Enfield, CT

Skiff Mountain

Sharon, CT