The great outdoors is an escape from pandemic-induced boredom, but there are dangers to be aware of.
While state experts are warning residents of an increased risk of West Nile virus infection right now, a UConn Health doctor is stressing that it’s rare for people infected with the virus to develop symptoms, let alone to develop a serious illness.
Pending cuts to state funding for mosquito control could pose a problem for the agency that monitors the insects for the Zika virus and other diseases, the director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said Friday. But Gov. Dannel P. Malloy promised to find the money.
It’s an unexpectedly busy summer for invasive species in Connecticut. A new beetle is attacking pines and an old one is attacking ash trees. There’s another dangerous mosquito. The big question — will climate change bring even more problems?
The cold, snowy winter followed by a wet, chilly spring have had consequences for Connecticut’s wildlife, plants and insects. Some consequences are predictable, but more often those consequences are unexpected, counter-intuitive — and even good.