U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


There are plenty of eastern cottontails, but not plenty of New England cottontails, the only species native to New England. And while the two species share many of the same characteristics, the latter has experienced a population decline because of habitat loss and fragmentation. Learn more about this conservation success story in Connecticut.

December 21 marks the winter solstice and shortest day of the year! Find out how animals cope with winter conditions and colder temperatures.

Check out how much of an impact landowners have on conserving habitat and threatened species!