Insects, reefs, and birds are elements of an environmentally focused Florence Griswold Museum exhibition

Silhouette murals by James Prosek and, in the far gallery, a piece by Courtney Mattison are among the artworks featured in “Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art” at the Florence Griswold Museum. (Paul Mutino)

The iconic Florence Griswold House, a short walk across the property, has become part of the exhibition, too, thanks to (deceased but colorful) insects that have been creatively and whimsically placed around the abode.




Kayaking the waves: Who needs a surfboard?

Lovely two-footers broke gently against the sandy shore — big enough for easy surfing, but not so overwhelming that you had to worry about concussions and dislocated shoulders.

Wrens indulge in dust baths

I thought the heat had finally gotten to me the day I saw small pieces of dirt moving around on my deck.


Upcoming concerts and shows

Rick Ross, Jeezy — Oct. 19 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $75-$158

O.A.R. — Dec. 13 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $50-$80

Jim Breuer — Oct. 13 at the Garde; tickets on sale now; $35-$45

Vanilla Fudge — Nov. 17 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45

Tiffany — Oct. 15 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $46

Martina McBride — Dec. 12 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $32.25-$75.25



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Your stars August 19

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do your own thing. Trust in what you know and the skills you have mastered to help you get ahead.