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DATE CHANGE – #197 Explore Schoolhouse Brook Park

By Lois | October 22, 2018

Walk #197, Explore Schoolhouse Brook Park, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1 – 3 pm instead of on Thursday, Nov. 1. Meet at Schoolhouse Brook Park, Clover Mill Rd., Mansfield, CT. Park at Clover Mill Rd. trailhead, 0.7 miles on right after turn off Rt. 195. 860-429-6257. Join us to explore the forest, stone walls, a pond and stream as we stroll through the vibrant foliage in Schoolhouse Brook Park. Learn about the history and natural systems of Mansfield’s oldest Town Park. Sponsored by Town of Mansfield. www.mansfieldct.gov

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DATE CHANGE – #197 Explore Schoolhouse Brook Park

October 22, 2018

Walk #197, Explore Schoolhouse Brook Park, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1 – 3 pm instead of on Thursday, Nov. 1. Meet at Schoolhouse Brook Park, Clover Mill Rd., Mansfield, CT. Park at Clover Mill Rd. trailhead, […]

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CANCELLED – Walktober #165 – Moos & More at Cushman Farm

October 19, 2018

Cushman Farm’s annual farm tour is cancelled because of extremely wet fields and muddy conditions. The event will not be rescheduled.

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Walktobers Added to the Schedule!

October 16, 2018

BONUS WALKTOBER! #211 – Horses, Horsepower & Harvesting: Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Blue Slope Country Museum and Farm, 138 Blue Hill Road, Franklin CT. Demos of working horses, oxen and antique tractors. Family-friendly fall activities. Tour the […]

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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 dart across woodsy roads and once came upon black bear scat too close to my […]

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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 England and our seasons like October. Autumn may astronomically begin in September, but October entrances […]

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CANCELLED – Walktober #129, Oct. 15

October 15, 2018

Walktober #129 – Maritime History of Norwich Through The Civil War on Oct. 15 has been cancelled.

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CANCELLED – Walktober #107 Oct. 13

October 13, 2018

Walktober #107 – Wildlife and Woodland Resilience Walk at Rocky Hill Refuge is cancelled today due to the rain.

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DATE CHANGE – Walktober #102 Behind the Scenes Gravel Walk

October 12, 2018

Walktober #102 – Behind The Scenes Gravel Walk has been postponed until Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Take a look behind the scenes of Rawson Materials with a walk through the gravel and sand pits located at one of the company’s […]

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TLGV Awards $2,500 Grant to Wyndham Land Trust to Help Protect Bull Hill

October 12, 2018

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) recently awarded a $2,500 Heritage Transaction Grant to the Wyndham Land Trust to help in its ongoing effort to protect Bull Hill, a more than 3,000 acre undisturbed forest straddling Thompson and Woodstock. “Bull […]

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Walktober and Fall Foliage Peak Together

October 12, 2018

Walktober is just warming up! There are four weekends packed with adventures still ahead of us and the mid-week Walktobers are just beginning.  With more than 50 adventures from Oct. 12 to 15, there is something for everyone’s interest. Brought […]

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TLGV Awards $15,000 in Historic Preservation Grants

October 12, 2018

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) recently awarded $15,000 in grants to five local organizations to preserve, protect, interpret, promote or market historic and cultural resources. Since TLGV began awarding historic and cultural grants in 2003, more than $1 million […]

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Putnam Bank Supports TLGV Programs with Significant Donation

October 12, 2018

DANIELSON, CT – Putnam Bank and the Putnam Bank Foundation’s generosity continues to enhance programs throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Putnam Bank is the exclusive sponsor of Acorn Adventures, kid-friendly programs offered by The Last Green Valley, […]

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POSTPONED – Walktober #77 on October 6

October 6, 2018

Due to the cloudy skies, Enjoy The Dark Skies of The Last Green Valley will not be held on Oct. 6. The event is still scheduled for Oct. 13 from 8 pm to Midnight. Please plan to join us then!

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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 (Danaus plexippus), our best-known and most popular butterfly in North America. Its large size and […]

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Autumn in The Last Green Valley Filled with Adventure

October 2, 2018

Last night, at exactly 9:45 p.m., the seasons turned with the autumnal equinox. Today is the first day of fall, the best time of year to experience New England and, certainly, a big reason why we love living here in […]

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Devastating 1938 Hurricane Not Forgotten

October 2, 2018

Here in New England, we have experienced our share of hurricanes, but it is the Great Hurricane of 1938 that is still remembered today for its devastation and destruction. When I was 4 years old my family moved to a […]

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Slow Down and You’ll See More

October 2, 2018

“Nellie’s advance is always at a snail’s pace. I once timed her on a solitary circuit around the pond and found that, at that speed, it would take her eleven hours to travel a mile. Her motto, she says is: […]

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New Walktober Adventures Added to the Schedule!

September 30, 2018

SCHEDULE CHANGES Date Change – Oct. 20 Walktober #165 – Moos & More at Cushman Farm: This walk has been moved from Oct. 21 to Oct 20, 1-3 pm, Cushman Farm, 393 Lebanon Rd., Franklin, CT. 860-642-4020. Visit the cows, […]

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