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.

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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.

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

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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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