Photos and Artwork

  Here’s a graphics art piece by Preserve Volunteer Dee Rapposelli,
partially inspired by the Preserve (that’s a Scalzi red-winged blackbird and a Scalzi sign). You can see more of her work at


Go to our Facebook page for full access to all of the photos our photographers have taken over the years.

A Year in Photos
(Links to our Facebook Albums)

January – Winter Kicks into high Gear
February -the depths of winter
March – so ready for spring
April – spring truly begins
May – Late Spring: floods, flowers, and babies
June – summer begins
July– enjoying summer along the river
August – high summer
September– saying goodbye to summer
October – welcoming autumn
November– the glorious end to autumn
December – winter begins
top ten photos of 2014
maps, history and facilities
the facinating lives of our local tree birds, woodpeckers and raptors
the Life and times of the Preserve’s mallards,
wood ducks, mergansers, canada geese,
herons & egrets and other water and shore birds
the world beneath the water – fish, frogs, turtles, etc.
insects – The world of micro-critters
Furry critters living on the urban edge – racoons, woodchucks, mink, rabbits and fox
Muskrats – adorable urban beaver-kin
Squirrels and chipmunks – once forest dwellers, now urbanites
white-tailed deer – When present, the deer can be very destructive since, at 6.5 acres, the Preserve is too small to sustainably support even a single deer.
whodunit? – The mysterious shredder-breaker can be almost any of our local mammals
The animals come and go as they choose, but you can always see beautiful flora at SRNP
A poison ivy rash is nasty … learn how to identify the plant here
Late June and early July, when the common milkweed blooms, we start to see adult monarch butterflies. At the Preserve, we nurture the butterflies by providing their food sources – not just pollen and nectar for the adults – but the milkweed plants their caterpillars eat
The Hurricane Sandy damage is many times what we saw from Irene and the October storm.
Tropical Storm Andrea June 8, 2013 – Here’s what 3.2 inches of rain in under 14 hours looks like
snrp volunteers – our Support Team for Accessible Urban Nature
We so appreciate the support we get from the City of stamford.
SRNP Native Plant Propagation Lab at The Bartlett Arboretum – Local genotype plants for the community
awards and recognitions
Ryan’s Science Fair Projects – a win-win!
garden 6 (before and after) – Evolution of what was once a patch of invasive porcelianberry vine
Volunteers making a difference (before and after)
Our wonderful Parks Department has agreed to let the grassy area by the foot bridge become an unmowed meadow.
So what happens next?
volunteer and you’ll find out! Contact us at