Connecticut’s Sandy Shores: An Introduction to the Geology, Ecology, Plants and Animals

Juliana Barrett, Ralph Lewis, Judy Benson, Nancy Balcom and Diana Payne. This 130-page guide provides explanatory text about the ecology, geology, common species and why Connecticut’s sandy beaches differ from many others along the Atlantic seaboard with dozens of figures and color photos.

Native Plants for Riparian Corridors in CT guide available

“Native Plants for Riparian Corridors in Connecticut” lists native trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses, sedges, reeds and herbaceous plants that can grow and thrive in areas along the banks of rivers, streams and other bodies of water, along with their wildlife value.

A Guide to Planting Along the Connecticut Coast

This 35-page guide lists native trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and vines that are appropriate for planting in Connecticut’s coastal zone. It includes a map of that ecoregion and characteristics of each species, such as tolerance to salt water and salt spray, light and soil requirements as well as wildlife and pollinator value.

Living Treasures and Tesoros Vivientes: Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound

An updated version of Connecticut Sea Grant’s old favorite, “Living Treasures: The Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound” and the Spanish translation, “Tesoros Vivientes: Las plantas y animales del Long Island Sound” is available in print or for free download.

Pamphlets teach about marine life of Niantic beaches

The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation has published educational pamphlets to teach the public about the seaweeds, shells and plants on the town’s shorelines. The project was co-sponsored by the foundation and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department, with funding provided by Connecticut Sea Grant.