Celebrate Presidential Visits to The Last Green Valley

Monday is Presidents’ Day, a national holiday held on the third Monday in February to celebrate all U.S. presidents past … [Read more...]

We Can All Work Together to Protect Bird Populations

Why do birds matter? As author Jonathan Franzen wrote in the January edition of National Geographic, “they are our last, … [Read more...]

White Birches Offer Many Uses

″...I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree, And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk Toward heaven, till the … [Read more...]

Christmas Bird Count an Educational Experience

What do 1,185 birds of 43 different species all have in common? They were all counted in one small slice of The Last … [Read more...]

Difficult to Catch a Glimpse of the Shy River Otter

It was a freezing cold January morning in 1979. My job at Old Sturbridge Village that morning involved feeding and … [Read more...]

It Was 300 Years Ago When a State Hero Was Born

“Passenger, if thou art a soldier, drop a tear over the dust of a Hero, who ever attentive to the lives and happiness of … [Read more...]

12 Things To Do in 2018 in The Last Green Valley

Monday is New Year’s Day and each of us will welcome 2018 in our own way. I was never one for making resolutions. As the … [Read more...]

Creating New Tradition with Christmas Bird Count

Do you have a holiday season tradition that you have maintained for many years? For some, a tradition might be antique … [Read more...]

Christmas Colors Found in the Winter Woods

This Thursday, at exactly 11:27 a.m., marks the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. It will be the first day of … [Read more...]

Stock Up on Seed To Help Birds Weather the Winter

My interest in wild birds was a gift from my parents. I grew up in a woodsy Boston suburb with lots of trees and … [Read more...]