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Connecticut's Sandy Shores Bulletin Cover Arboretum Bulletin no. 45, Connecticut’s Sandy Shores: An Introduction to the Geology, Ecology, Plants and Animals, published in conjunction with the Connecticut Sea Grant based at the University of Connecticut, is NOW available and is a companion to Salt Marsh Plants of Long Island Sound - Bulletin 40. Submit the online order form to secure your copy - *Please note, the cost for Bulletin no. 45 is $18 plus shipping. Include an additional $4.00 postage and handling for a single bulletin. For multiple copies add $1.00 postage for each additional bulletin. No discounts apply for Bulletin no. 45.

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Bulletin 44

New Directions in the American Landscape

Bulletin 44 - New Directions in the American Landscape commemorates the 30th anniversary of the NDAL conference. Five chapters illustrate how an expanded definition of “ecological design”—including contributions from agroecology, anthropology, social justice, art, and the ecological sciences—can yield environmentally sound, yet culturally connected landscapes. Larry Weaner et al. 44 pp., 2019. $5

Birds of the Connecticut College Arboretum Bulletin 43

Bulletin 43

Birds of the Connecticut College Arboretum: Eighty Years of Change

Bulletin 43 - Birds of Connecticut College Arboretum: Eighty Years of Change documents the long-term ecological research program. Detailed studies of breeding bird communities began shortly after the establishment of the Bolleswood Natural Area in 1952. Replaces Bulletin 31. Robert Askins. 44 pp., 2018. $5

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Bulletin 42

The Mamacoke Island Conservation Area

Bulletin 42 - The Mamacoke Conservation Area is an overview of research and management, with an emphasis on long term water fowl trends, at Mamacoke Island Natural Area and its surroundings. Glenn Dreyer, Robert Askins and Scott Peterson. 2016. $5

Bulletin 40 -Salt Marsh Plants of Long Island Sound
Color photographs and line drawings enhance written descriptions of the 25 most common plants in this important habitat. Color fold-out photo of typical marsh locates where the plants are found. Replaces Bulletin 25. 38 pp., 2009. $5

Bulletin 39 - Seaweeds of Long Island Sound
New, user-friendly guide with colored photographs and illustrations of 79 different algae. Replaces Bulletin 18. 104 pp., 2006. $7

Bulletin 38 - The Hidden World of Plants
A scanning electron microscope survey of the Native Plant Collection, Connecticut College Arboretum. Brief description of the scanning electron microscope and of the plant structures depicted in 50 stunningly detailed close-up photographs. 40 pp., 2003. $5

Bulletin 37 - Living Resources and Habitats of the Lower Connecticut River
Focuses on the lower reaches of the Connecticut River that is a major New England estuary and tidal river recognized as globally significant. Photographs and illustrations. 76 pp., 2001. $3

Bulletin 36 - Amphibians and Reptiles of the Connecticut College Arboretum
This work combines a description of species reported from the Arboretum with a summary of the results of research projects that have been completed there. Illustrated. 48 pp., 1998. $5

Bulletin 35 - Native Woody Plant Checklist
A taxonomic checklist of the Native Woody Plant Collection with an index to both common and botanical names. 45 pp., 2009. $2

Bulletin 34 - Tidal Marshes of Long Island Sound: Ecology, History and Restoration
Describes the ecology and chronicles the history of Long Island Sound Tidal Marshes. Photographs and illustrations. 73 pp., 1995. $5

Bulletin 33 - Archaeology in the Connecticut College Arboretum
Detailed descriptions of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in the Arboretum. Photographs and illustrations. 56 pp., 1992. $5

Bulletin 32 - The Connecticut College Arboretum-Its Sixth Decade and a Detailed History of the Land
Historical accounts of the formation and growth of the Arboretum. This bulletin supplements Bulletin No. 28. 96 pp., 1991. $5

Bulletin 31 - Birds of the Connecticut College Arboretum
An annotated list with seasonal records, and an account of the bird research program. Illustrated. 50 pp., 1990. $5

Bulletin 30 - Native Shrubs for Landscaping
Descriptions and lists of the best native shrubs for home, commercial and institutional landscaping. Color photographs. 40 pp., 1987. $5

Bulletin 29 - Mushrooms of New England
Descriptions of 89 species of fungi, 62 illustrated. 49 pp., 1984. $2.50

Bulletin 28 - The Connecticut Arboretum: Its First Fifty Years 1931-1981
Historical accounts of the formation and growth of the Arboretum. 56 pp., 1982. $2.50

Bulletin 27 - Birds of Connecticut Salt Marshes
Illustrations and descriptions of 24 birds commonly seen on our tidal marshes. 48 pp., 1981. $1.50

Bulletin 26 - Recycling Mycelium: A Fermentation Byproduct Becomes an Organic Resource
Documents the role of industrial mycelial residues as soil amendments on ornamental plants, agricultural crops, and in natural vegetation. 32 pp., 1981. $1

Bulletin 25 - Salt Marsh Plants of Connecticut
Illustrated guide to 22 plants which grow in our tidal wetlands. 32 pp. 1980 (Bulletin 40 replaced)

Bulletin 24 - Garden Guide to Woody Plants - A Plant Handbook
Lists and descriptions of over 500 different trees and shrubs useful for landscaping. 100 pp., 1979. $2.50

Bulletin 23 - Plants and Animals of the Estuary
Descriptions and illustrations of over 70 estuarine species. 44 pp., 1979. $1.50

Bulletin 22 - Our Dynamic Tidal Marshes: Vegetation Changes as Revealed by Peat Analysis
Description of a method for sampling peat and identifying plant remains in order to document vegetation change on tidal marshes. 12 pp., 1976. $2

Bulletin 21 - Energy Conservation on the Home Grounds - The Role of Naturalistic Landscaping
Learn how to conserve energy and essential resources for the homeowner. 28 pp. 1996 reprinting with supplement of 1975 edition. $2

Bulletin 20 - Tidal Marsh Invertebrates of Connecticut
Descriptions and illustrations of over 40 species of mollusks, crustaceans, arachnids, and insects found on our tidal marshes. 36 pp., 1974. $1.50

Bulletin 19 - Inland Wetland Plants of Connecticut 
Some 40 species of plants found in marshes, swamps and bogs are illustrated. 24 pp. 1973. $1

Bulletin 18 - Seaweeds of the Connecticut Shore: A Wader's Guide
Illustrated guide to 60 different algae with keys to their identification. 36 pp. 1972 (Bulletin 39 replaced)

Bulletin 17 - Preserving Our Freshwater Wetlands
Reprints of a series of articles on why it is important to preserve our freshwater wetlands and how this can be done. 52 pp., 1970. $1.

Bulletin 16 - A Guided Tour of the Connecticut Arboretum 
John L. Emery. Illustrated guide to the woody plant collections and dynamics of plant communities. 32 pp. February 1967. Reprinted 1974. 

Bulletin 15 - The Flora of Connecticut Arboretum 
Included annotated checklist of over 850 species and also article on vegetation of the Arboretum. 64 pp. December 1965. 

Bulletin 14 - Creating New Landscapes with Herbicides--A Homeowner's Guide 
A how-to-do-it handbook describing the formulations and techniques to be used in eliminating unwanted plants such as poison ivy. The use of herbicides in naturalistic landscaping, wildlife and woodlot management are included. 30 pp. 1963. [Addendum on new data on chemicals inserted 1970]

Bulletin 13 - What's Happening Along Our Roadsides? 
Roadside spray practices in the National Forests, Recommended practices for Connecticu; Survey of what is actually happening. 24 pp. 1962. 

Bulletin 12 - Connecticut's Coastal Marshes: A Vanishing Resource
Testimony of various authorities as to the value of our tidal marshes and a suggested action program. 36 pp., 1961. Second printing with supplement 1966. $1.50.

Bulletin 11 - A Roadside Crisis: The Use and Abuse of Herbicides 
Richard H. Goodwin and William A. Niering. A proposed program for use of herbicides on town roads, to avoid present destructive practices. 13 pp. March 1959.

Bulletin 10 - Birds of the Connecticut Arboretum and Connecticut College Campus 
Richard H. Goodwin, Fleur A. Grandjouan, William A. Niering and Robert Fulton Logan. 24 pp. October 1958. An annotated list with seasonal records and an account of the breeding bird census program. (Bulletin 31 replaced)

Bulletin 9 - Six Points of Especial Botanical Interest in Connecticut 
Richard H. Goodwin, Frank E. Egler, William A. Niering, Charles E. Olmsted, David M. Smith, Henry W. Hicock, Herbert I. Winer and Edward C. Childs. 32pp. August 1956. The areas described are the Barn Island Marshes; the Connecticut Arboretum: Ecological and Herbicide Research; the North Haven Sand Plains; Catlin Wood, White Memorial Foundation, Litchfield; the Cathedral Pines, Cornwall; and an Old-growth Hemlock Stand, Bigelow Pond, Norfolk.

Bulletin 8 - The Connecticut Arboretum: The Mamacoke Acquisition and Our Research Program 
Richard H. Goodwin and William A. Niering. 20 pp. September 1955.

Bulletin 7 - The Connecticut Arboretum: Its History and the Establishment of the Natural Area 
Richard H. Goodwin. 16 pp. May 1952. 

Bulletin 6 - Check List of Woody Plants Growing in the Connecticut Arboretum and Guide to the Arboretum 
Richard H. Goodwin, Katherine H. Heinig, and Kaleb P. Jansson. 32 pp. December 1950.

Bulletin 5 - The Connecticut Arboretum, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut 
Richard H. Goodwin. 14 pp. May 1947.

Bulletin 4 - The Connecticut Arboretum: Its Tenth Anniversary 
George S. Avery. 16 pp. October 1941. 

Bulletin 3 - A Plant Handbook: Lists of Plants for Specific Landscape Uses 
Harriet B. Creighton and Priscilla Pasco. 100 pp. June 1940.

Bulletin 2 - The Connecticut Arboretum at Connecticut College New London 
George S. Avery Jr., Katharine Matthies, Katharine Blunt, C B. Graves and Katherine Floyd. 27pp. May 1935. Contents include: the Dedication of the Arboretum, the Arboretum and the Tercentenary, Membership, the Owaneco Receipt, the Unit Plan, the Nucleus of the Arboretum, the Propagation of Our Native Trees and Shrubs, Minutes of the Arboretum Association, Visitors Day, the Plant Collection, the Connecticut Arboretum and You. 

Bulletin 1 - The Connecticut Arboretum at Connecticut College New London
Katharine Matthies [George S. Avery]. 8 pp. January 1934. 


Other Publications

Native and Naturalized Vascular Plants of Connecticut Checklist Memoirs of the Connecticut Botanical Society. 232 pp. 2014. This new checklist of 2,852 native and naturalized Connecticut plants is a resource for botanists, gardeners, naturalists and landscape designers. It provides the scientific and common names for each plant, as well as whether a plant growing in the state is: native, exotic, invasive, endangered, threatened, or a special concern. Plants are organized alphabetically by family, then genus, then species or hybrid name, and then by subspecies or variety. This reference book uses the most current scientific plant names, and also provides the old name if it has changed. A complete index allows one to find a plant by either its scientific name or common name. 4 1/2 x 8 inches, spirally bound, with waterproof covers. $10 (plus postage and handling).

Greening Connecticut Cities & Towns: Managing Public Trees and Community Forests by Richard M. Ricard and Glenn D. Dreyer, Editors. 265 pp. 2005. This book is an indispensable reference that helps its readers understand specific aspects of community forestry. Together the editors and contributors place public tree management and community forestry into a greater context of environmental sustainability and economic development. $19.95 (plus postage and handling).

Connecticut's Notable Trees (1998 Update) by Glenn D. Dreyer. 93 pp. Memoirs of the Connecticut Botanical Society No. 2, 1989. Records the locations and stories of the historic trees that have witnessed major events in Connecticut's past, and the largest trees of each taxa. $12.95 (plus postage and handling). Access a computer database maintained at the Connecticut College Arboretum that includes records of over 2,800 individual trees in the state. Information for each tree includes size, location, ownership, and condition. The Connecticut Notable Trees Project

Connecticut Lakes: A Study of the Chemical and Physical Properties of Fifty-six Connecticut Lakes by Richard W. Canavan IV and Peter A. Siver. 299 pp. 1995. This book offers a technical look at the physical and chemical aspects of 56 of the state's lakes, presenting both current information and summaries of previous studies. Chapter one introduces many of the basic concepts of limnology, or freshwater ecology. Chapter two is an in depth comparative analysis of the chemical and physical conditions, including trophic conditions and literature references. The bulk of the volume, Chapter three, is a lake by lake presentation of detailed data. Published by the Connecticut College Arboretum. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. $9.95 (plus postage and handling).

The Wild Gardener in the Wild Landscape by Warren G. Kenfield. (Memorial Edition) 232 pp. 1991. The results of decades of creative research involving the scientific control of unwanted plants combined with an extensive knowledge of plant ecology and horticulture to create an original volume for the homeowner as well as the estate manager. $15.00 (plus postage and handling).

Wildflower Poster features 28 flora native to eastern United States and Canada illustrated by award-winning naturalist and painter John Pitcher of Vermont. Beautiful and educational. 24" x 18". $10 (plus postage and handling).

Charles Chu - Connecticut College Campus
High-quality print of a Chinese ink and brush painting of the Connecticut College campus, 1984. 40” x 13” Unframed, $30 (plus postage and handling).