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Batman Rides Again & Program on July 23rd

July 19, 2022

Regular readers will recall that I have an interest in bats and that interest drove me to volunteer with the Wildlife Division of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) to help it assess the bat population in the state. There are…

Garden Dreams and a Full Buck Moon

July 12, 2022

  “Homegrown tomatoes homegrown tomatoes What’d life be without homegrown tomatoes Only two things that money can’t buy That’s true love & homegrown tomatoes” From the song “Homegrown Tomatoes” by Guy Clark For the past couple of years, I’ve had a dwindling relationship with my…

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Join Us July 23 with the Bats of The Last Green Valley

July 9, 2022

Join us in July for this popular annual program: Acorn Adventure: Bats in The Last Green Valley Saturday, July 23, 7:30 pm Wyndham Land Trust Lyon Preserve, Pomfret, CT  Bats are one of the most amazing, yet misunderstood creatures living in The Last Green Valley.…

Exploring July in The Last Green Valley

July 4, 2022

Welcome to July! Summer might have officially started back on June 21, but for me this month is when the summer finally settles in for its all too brief three-month turn on the calendar. To help you get in the July summer season mood, here…

Farmer’s Markets – There is One Near You!

June 28, 2022

In the last decade there has been a healthy “growing” in the number of farmers’ markets throughout the region. Across the country, throughout New England and here in The Last Green Valley the number and variety of farmers’ markets is a wonderful addition to our…

It’s Snapping Turtle Egg Laying Season

June 21, 2022

“Turtles were around before dinosaurs, and they watched them emerge, prosper, and disappear altogether. Without changing their body plan at all, turtles further observed the rise of birds and mammals. They are still here today, waiting to see what happens to us.” — Thomas F.…

Cattails – Fascinating Wetlands Wild Plant

June 14, 2022

In March I wrote about exploring three beaver ponds at my grandparent’s old farm property in New Hampshire. With the late winter ground and water still frozen it was easy for me to explore the edges of each pond, especially the one closest to a…

Tastes of the Valley 2022-Tickets on Sale Now for September 18!

June 9, 2022

Join us and play a part sustaining the rich agricultural tapestry of the National Heritage Corridor through farm-to-table experiences in The Last Green Valley! Tickets now on sale in the TLGV shop! Tastes of the Valley, Farmer at the Table 9/18 After a two-year hiatus…

Hunters, Anglers Can Protect Our Birds

June 7, 2022

I’ve written about the success eagles and other raptors have had with rebounding populations here in The Last Green Valley and nationwide. While the successes are to be celebrated, there are still two threats that are not allowing raptors and waterfowl to thrive the way…