Bobcats Alive and Well in The Last Green Valley

I saw a bobcat for the first time as a 10-year-old, visiting family friends in Sudbury, Mass. They had an old farm, and … [Read more...]

Exploring The Last Green Valley: Invaders in our Backyards and Woods

Over the past few years, I have used this column to highlight concerns with invasive plant species having a severe, … [Read more...]

Canterbury Has Unique History, Resources

Soon after moving to northeast Connecticut in 1981, I drove Route 169 south from Woodstock through Pomfret and Brooklyn … [Read more...]

Walks Highlight Land Trust Gems

One of the reasons our national heritage corridor has an abundance of open and conserved land is due to the land trusts … [Read more...]

Exploring The Last Green Valley: Farms offer fun during Walktober

Some of the many family-fun activities during The Last Green Valley’s Walktober are the events, tours and walks … [Read more...]

The Root Beer Tree: Sassafras in The Last Green Valley

In the woods near my childhood home grew a cluster of small trees. I only noticed them after my older brother pointed … [Read more...]

Elmer Bitgood was the Paul Bunyan of Voluntown

One of the more enjoyable aspects of working for The Last Green Valley has been to discover the many interesting, … [Read more...]

‘Masked bandit’ is alive and well in The Last Green Valley

Summer vacation reading was a requirement growing up in my house. When I was about 9 or 10 years old, my mother gave me … [Read more...]

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...]