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...]

Fenton River a Beautiful and Essential Resource

“A river comes from somewhere, flows past my wondering eyes, and goes on to some other place. It has movement, change, … [Read more...]

Northern Red Oak is Mighty and Reliable

“The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.” Anonymous – fortune cookie There is a … [Read more...]

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...]

Veterans’ Life Stories Important to Remember

Saturday is Veterans Day, our national holiday to honor veterans of all wars. Originally called Armistice Day, the … [Read more...]