Line was once a railroad renowned for its relatively straight course
from Boston to New York - "as if by a line drawn through the
air." You can still find lumps of coal left over from the steam
era. Today the rail bed has been converted to a Connecticut linear
park and hiking trail.
At this web site you'll find over 10,000 photos and video clips of the natural environment
- plants, animals, and landscapes - taken on the Air Line Trail in
eastern Connecticut, from the Fall of 2001 until the present.
Ghost Run 2013 Half marathon on the trail - November 2nd, 2013
Rapid Bioassessment by Volunteers Guide to Stream Insects
New Hampshire Cottage Landscapes and insects, August 2013
New Hampshire Vacation Mostly insects, July 2013
United Distiller's Chimney Demolition January 2013
Magic Wings - March 2013 Butterflies and Kaleidoscopes
Roger Williams Zoo Exotic Animals, May 2013
Moths on Milkweed Lots of moths visit milkweed at night, June 2013
Trail Maps and Directions - Trail History
Martin Bartel's Air Line Rail Trail web site
Local Attractions and Lodging
2013 Hunting Seasons
Planning a Trail Project?
Links - About the Photos - About Stan - Contact Stan
"Mates" - First Prize, Connecticut Audubon Society
Photo Contest, 2009.
don't need to leave your room.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
Don't even listen, simply wait.
Don't even wait.
Be quite still and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to you.
To be unmasked, it has no choice.
It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
It's simple, really;
Becoming one with nature.
Look, listen, let go.