"All Creatures Great and Mostly Small” is the theme of the Spring-Summer 2022 issue of Wrack Lines magazine, filled with stunning images and engaging articles about some of the marine and terrestrial animals around us and the people who devote their attention to them.
Articles explore the many creatures and artifacts found by divers around Plum Island and elsewhere in Long Island Sound; the fascinating life and work of bird painter Rex Brasher; and research into how a species of copepod will respond to climate change conditions in the marine environment. Another story calls us to appreciate some of the beneficial but lesser-known insects in our gardens. A final piece looks at the thriving oyster community in Ash Creek in Fairfield and the volunteers and scientists working to further enhance these beds and others throughout Connecticut.
Benson, Judy; Kurczy, Stephen; Miller, Robert; and Preston, Judy, "Wrack Lines Volume 22, Number 1; Spring-Summer 2022" (2022). Wrack Lines. 115.
Scuba from ACCESSIBLE-WL-Spr-Sum 2022 access 2.pdf (544 kB)
A Scuba View of the Sound: divers document rich variety of marine life around Plum Island and boyond
Palmer from ACCESSIBLE-WL-Spr-Sum 2022 access 2.pdf (267 kB)
Bill Palmer: Diving into History
Brasher from ACCESSIBLE-WL-Spr-Sum 2022 access 2.pdf (648 kB)
Rex Brasher: Connecticut's greatest unknown artist left a legacy of bird masterpieces
Copepods from ACCESSIBLE-WL-Spr-Sum 2022 May 4.pdf (1332 kB)
Experiment with tiny marine creatures reveals future cost of climate change
Insects from ACCESSIBLE-WL-Spr-Sum 2022 access 2.pdf (732 kB)
Beyond Butterflies and Bumblebees: many lesser known but common insects are beneficial, indeed essential to a healthy garden and planet
Ash Creek from ACCESSIBLE-WL-Spr-Sum 2022 access 2.pdf (1073 kB)
Ash Creek in Fairfield: 'shellfish paradise' that can guide future restoration
Drone from ACCESSIBLE-WL-Spr-Sum 2022 access 2.pdf (457 kB)
Drone Technology could help advance restoration efforts