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...]

Get Outdoors, Get Involved

As October winds down, and we slide into November, it is time to thank the hundreds of volunteers who helped make The … [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...]