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Celebrate Eagle Month and Join Us for January 2023 Programs

January 26, 2023

Help us ring in the new year and join us for some fun Eagle Month programs! Soaring Over the Last Green Valley: A Walk to See Bald Eagles Quinebaug Valley State Trout Hatchery, Trout Hatchery Rd, Central Village, CT Saturday 1/14/23 at 10:00 am Repeats…

An Outdoor Adventure with Ranger Bill – Pixie Falls January 2023

January 5, 2023

If you’re looking for a nice winter hike to a unique location let me suggest the Blue-Blazed Nipmuck Trail in Ashford to Pixie Falls. The falls are created by Boston Hollow Road Brook as it drops about 40 feet in elevation, tumbling around rocks and…

Exploring January: Bald Eagle Month in The Last Green Valley

January 3, 2023

“The solstice past, the year tends toward Spring. But you would never know it. The old saying, ‘days lengthen, cold strengthens,’ is proved in January,” writes Hal Borland in “Beyond Your Doorstep: A Handbook to the Country.” Happy New Year The solstice Dec. 21 was…

Christmas Traditions in New England

December 25, 2022

“Most Americans observed Christmas – their modern descendants’ most lavish and commercialized holiday season – on a smaller scale, or not at all. Presbyterians, Baptists and Congregationalists, whose Calvinist heritage remained strong, traditionally ignored Christmas completely. It was a day when farmers slaughtered hogs and…

Snow Tracks and Woodsy Christmas Colors

December 20, 2022

“Darkness comes swiftly in the Long Night Moon of December. At the end of this twenty-first day of the month, this shortest day of the year, this time when, in other ages, men lit bonfires to strengthen the expiring sun, the Silver Strand faded rapidly…

Volunteers Needed for Mid-Winter Eagle Survey on Jan. 7

December 13, 2022

Every year Connecticut DEEP participates in the national Mid-Winter Eagle Survey. TLGV coordinates teams of volunteers throughout the Heritage Corridor to participate in this important citizen science event. If you would like to learn more or are interested call Chief Ranger Bill Reid at 860-774-3300…

Long Term Hope for Control of the Emerald Ash Borer

December 13, 2022

“It is a kind of all-American tree, growing everywhere east of the Rocky Mountains. It is used by most Americans, for sports equipment – baseball bats, tennis racket frames, hockey sticks, bowling alley floors, oars, polo mallets – as well as for tool handles and…

Exploring December While Shopping Local For The Holiday Season

December 6, 2022

“It has been a glorious winter day, its elements so simple, the sharp clear air, the white snow everywhere covering the earth, and the polished ice. Cold as it is, the sun seems warmer on my back even than in summer, as if its rays…

people enjoy a camp fire at Pachaug State Forest for the Winter solstice

Join TLGV, Friends of Pachaug for a Winter Solstice Celebration

December 5, 2022

Winter Solstice Hike and Campfire 2-5 pm, Dec. 21 Pachaug State Forest. CCC Camp area This hike has a difficulty of easy Celebrate the change of season with The Last Green Valley and Friends of Pachaug Forest as we hike through the incredible and diverse…