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...]

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...]

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...]

Get Your Blood Pumping With Walktober, Oct. 20-23

Walktober has plenty of offerings for adventurers. Oct. 20-23 features several Walktober adventures meant to be more … [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...]

An eastern box turtle is rare find in The Last Green Valley

The house I grew up in was only 100 yards from a small pond, and there was a golf course in my neighborhood with several … [Read more...]

The Old Connecticut Path brought settlers to state

I first learned about the Old Connecticut Path when I lived in Woodstock and saw a plaque on Route 171 identifying a … [Read more...]

Trails in The Last Green Valley are Beckoning This Week!

National Trails Day is June 3rd, Connecticut Trails Days are June 3rd and 4th, and The Last Green Valley’s (TLGV) Spring … [Read more...]