About Our Blog
This blog is about nature at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut. The legacy of land preservation and the appreciation of the natural world is an important element of the Hill-Stead tradition. These pages open a window on the woodlands, wetlands and meadows of Hill-Stead’s 152 acres. Diane Tucker, our naturalist, watches the property carefully and updates us often about what is happening as the year progresses and the seasons unfold. She discusses what she sees and shares information about birds, bugs, wildflowers, amphibians, reptiles and any aspect of nature suggested by her ramblings about the property.
Ms. Tucker has over a decade’s experience in environmental education, enlightening school groups, adults and children about natural history and ecology. The blog has been in existence for three years and touches on dozens of topics and themes. We invite you to enjoy the blog and make any comments or observations you wish. Please also feel free to ask questions. This is easy to do from the sidebar of the last blog post. Look for a box that says, “search this site” and enter the topic you are interested in. Posts containing information on that topic will pop up.
Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut is on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to being the home of one of America’s first woman architects, it has a world-renowned collection of Impressionist paintings. The property is notable for landscape and outdoor diversity and there are gardens and hiking paths open to the public.