Green Darner Dragonfly an Amazing Acrobat

On a hot and humid July night, I stood gazing out over a friend’s three-acre horse pasture abutting the Natchaug River … [Read more...]

Brooklyn is a small town full of history and heroes

Brooklyn is one of my favorite towns in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Located at the intersection of … [Read more...]

Buckthorn Can Overtake A Forest

Invasive plants are attempting to take over our forests and fields. From winged euonymus (burning bush) and Japanese … [Read more...]

For a Touch of Sweetness, Visit Your Local Beekeeper

“The only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you’re a bee...The only reason for being a bee … [Read more...]

Meet the Oriole, Summer’s Songster

“To hear an oriole sing May be a common thing -- Or only a divine.” Emily Dickinson from “The Oriole’s … [Read more...]

Countless Activities in Region This Summer

Welcome to July. Summer might have officially started June 21, but for me this month is when the summer season finally … [Read more...]

Doctor From Region is Father of Anesthesia

On a picturesque country road in Charlton, Mass., stands a large, antique Georgian house. It is two stories, with … [Read more...]

Summer Solstice Ushers in Farmers Market Season

The longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice will begin at 6:07 a.m. Thursday (probably before most of us rise from … [Read more...]

June a Busy Month for Nature and TLGV Rangers

“The big surge of green is past. Now there will be several weeks of urgent growth before the Midsummer lull when that … [Read more...]

Nathan Hale was an Original American Patriot

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who gave their life for our country while serving in the armed forces. … [Read more...]