Majestic white pine green all winter

December 12, 2018

Winter is the time of the pine here in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Pines and other conifers make up only 12 percent […]

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December is no reason to stay inside

December 12, 2018

The morning of Nov. 16 we awoke to several inches of snow on the ground. By Thanksgiving week, green grass was visible again with the […]

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A night with saw-whet owl an enlightening experience

November 29, 2018

I snapped on my headlamp as we approached a small grove of pine and hemlock trees. We had parked our cars along the edge of […]

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Remember our region’s veterans and their sacrifices

November 29, 2018

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month 100 years ago, the hostilities of World War I ended. Originally called Armistice Day, […]

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Can’t Miss the Signs of November

November 7, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I did the one act signifying I am finally resigned to the change of seasons. I did the unthinkable for […]

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Pine Cone-Hoarding Red Squirrel Keeps Its Eyes On You

November 7, 2018

“There is something very human in this apparent mirth and mockery of the squirrels. It seems to be a sort of ironical laughter and implies […]

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Invading House Sparrow Threatens Bluebird

November 7, 2018

For the past few years I have used this column to focus on several invasive plant and insect species that are having a negative impact […]

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More Bears Seen in Our Backyards

October 15, 2018

Perfect Habitat for Forest-dwelling Bears Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear of a black bear sighting somewhere nearby. I have seen them […]

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Walktober Offers Something For Everyone This Fall

October 15, 2018

To be a true New Englander is to enjoy and live gladly within the essence of the four seasons. To me, no month defines New […]

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The Amazing Monarch Butterfly Can Be Raised — By You

October 2, 2018

“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.” — George Carlin There is nothing quite like seeing a monarch butterfly […]

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