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A Rare Snake Sighting: The Northern Black Racer

June 29, 2020

Last week I was out walking the boundary line of our back pasture. I had our dog, Russell, with me, and we were along the edge of the field where brush and small saplings have sprouted in an area of about six feet  or more […]

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A Morning Birthday Walk

June 21, 2020

The older I get the less birthdays mean to me. All I wish for is a quiet day, a meal with my wife and a few friends and time for contemplation. The kids and siblings will call, and I will sing along as my sister […]

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TLGV Reopens to the Public June 15

June 15, 2020

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) will reopen its office to the public in a limited capacity starting June 15. All visitors must wear a mask and maintain a physical distance of six feet or more. Appointments are recommended as no more than half the […]

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Exploring Joshua’s Trust Allanach-Wolf and Tinkerville Brook Properties

June 11, 2020

If you are a regular reader of this column you know I’ve been visiting land trust properties in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor this spring. I’ve shared some of my finds already. Today I want to tell you about two properties owned by […]

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TLGV Awards more than $11,000 in Grants; Funds Still Available

June 4, 2020

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has awarded more than $11,000 in a new grant program designed to help non-profits build capacity during challenging times. Funds are still available. As non-profits strive to advance their mission while not being able to offer their usual programs, […]

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We’re seeing more and more ospreys take flight

June 4, 2020

“The habits of this famed bird differ so materially from those of almost all others of its tribe that an accurate description of them cannot fail to be interesting to the student of nature.”   John James Audubon I’ll never forget the first time I saw […]

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Exploring trails less traveled with Avalonia Land Conservancy

May 28, 2020

For the past several weeks I have been exploring land trust properties throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. I’ve shared some of those experiences in previous columns. Today I want to share with you two Avalonia Land Conservancy preserves. Founded in 1968, Avalonia’s […]

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Local farms are a good source for all kinds of food

May 19, 2020

We are living in challenging times. We are getting pretty good at practicing social distancing and used to wearing protective masks when in public. I do look forward to a time when things slowly return to normal. The one store we have had to visit […]

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Exploring Pollinator Pathways in The Last Green Valley

May 13, 2020

I’ve been thinking about pollinators a lot lately. Regular readers of this column know I’ve planned and planted a pollinator garden in my own yard. But I also know there is so much more to learn about pollinators, so I was pleased to see the […]

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