The Ecology and Importance of CT’s Beach Dune Systems Webinar

June 14th, 2023 1:00 – 2:00

Presented by: Juliana Barrett (, Ralph Lewis (

This webinar provides an overview of the ecology and geology of sandy beach-dune systems in Connecticut. We provide highlights from a soon to be available booklet which includes an overview of the ecology of Connecticut’s beach-dune ecosystem and an in-depth look at the geology of these areas, including why Connecticut beaches are different from those in neighboring states. Descriptions with photographs of common plants, birds and invertebrates are provided for easy identification, and we show a sampling of these during the webinar.

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