Archives for August 2017

Exploring The Last Green Valley: Insect-sized pit of doom a little wonder of natural world

A couple of months ago as I was unlocking the door to my barn, I noticed a conical-shaped hole in the sandy soil next to … [Read more...]

If you look closely, you can see signs of approaching fall

The autumnal equinox is more than a month away, but already I know the signs of seasonal change. I see it all around me … [Read more...]

Putnam Bank Supports The Last Green Valley

Putnam Bank through its Foundation donated $3,000 to support The Last Green Valley’s annual Walktober celebration. … [Read more...]

The Natchaug River valley is worth a visit soon

For 30 years I lived in Woodstock Valley on Route 198, the state highway that stretches between Chaplin to the south and … [Read more...]

Are The Last Green Valley’s Streams Healthy? You Can Help Us Find Out!

Each fall, dozens of volunteers gather important water quality information by collecting, sorting, and identifying … [Read more...]

Universal Accessibility Training

Nonprofit trail groups, land trusts, municipalities, and state and federal agencies are invited to train with The Last … [Read more...]

Butterfly Season is Here: The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

For one of my teenage birthdays, I was given an insect and butterfly catching kit that came with a fine-meshed insect … [Read more...]

A Giant Along the River Bank: Our Mighty Sycamore

Safe in the harbour of home at last I'll tell the tale of my dangers past. O! for my cottage beside the sea, And the … [Read more...]