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Images of Canton: Nature’s Bounty

These photos our by Andrew Urban, who has lived with his family on Morgan Road since 1986. Urban works at Twin MRO, an FAA repair shop in South Windsor,. He is an amateur photographer who has submitted images to Aviation Week and Smithsonian online.

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Sunrise from Morgan Road. Photo by Andrew Urban

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Following Sightings at and Near Canton Middle/High School Campus, Police Remind Residents to Be Educated on Bear Behavior

One of the Thursday bear sightings. Photo by Connor Clement

One of the Thursday bear sightings.
Photo by Connor Clement

Following a sighting of a bear on the Canton Middle/High School property and elsewhere in the area Thursday afternoon, Canton police said they want to remind residents to educate themselves on bear behavior.  … Continue Reading

A Collinsville Landmark Falls With the Wind

This tree, a perch for Bald Eagles in Collinsville, has fallen victim to the heavy winds.  Photo by Stephen Roberto

This tree, a perch for Bald Eagles in Collinsville, has fallen victim to the heavy winds.
Photo by Stephen Roberto

Collinsville residents, photographers and others expressed disappointment Wednesday as they learned that a dead tree that regular hosted America’s National bird was gone, presumably a victim of the high winds over the past two days.

The tree, which stood near the banks of the Farmington River, was a regular host to several bird species, most notably Bald Eagles.

Dan Phelan, an area resident and outdoor enthusiast, made a habit of walking his dog on the Farmington River Trail along the river in Collinsville.

“There were amazing sunrises, incredible fog banks rolling down to the river from sweetheart mountain, and geese galore. But those experiences all paled in comparison to the mornings when the baldies were hanging out in their tree,” he said. “Seeing our country’s bird thriving in Collinsville, was and still is, a moment that always forces me to take a deep breath, and reflect on how incredible nature is.” … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Two Bucks

January 30, 2015 Outdoors, Photos, Wildlife No Comments
Kristen D Howard captured this shot in her Canton backyard on Thursday.

Kristen Howard captured this shot in her Canton backyard in North Canton on Thursday.

Images of Canton: Owl in the Neighborhood

November 10, 2014 Outdoors, Photos, Wildlife 3 Comments
Photo courtesy of Kim Salcedo

Photo courtesy of Kim Salcedo

Reader and Canton resident Kim Salcedo informs us that this owl was in her neighborhood the other day and not spooked by residents looking and taking photographs. Great shots! Thank you Kim.  … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Always Majestic

October 2, 2014 Outdoors, Photos, Wildlife No Comments
Photo by Terry Wyer Dehm‎

Photo by Terry Wyer Dehm‎

Terry Wyer Dehm captured this image during a walk in Collinsville earlier this week and was kind enough to share it with Canton Compass.

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