Follow the Trail with Bill Reid,
The Last Green Valley Park Ranger

The Winter Solstice Starry Sky – A Family-Friendly Program

December 2, 2019

Join The Last Green Valley on the Solstice as we welcome in the winter months with a celebration of our Starry Sky. Meet at 6 p.m., Dec. 21, West Thompson Dam, Overlook Shelter, 162 W. Thompson Rd, North Grosvenordale, CT. Lead Night Sky Rangers Kim […]

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Our forests are a precious resource

December 2, 2019

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is made up of 77% forested land. Connecticut and Massachusetts are some of the most forested states in the county, and in our region we are blessed with large blocks of state forests such as the Pachaug, Nipmuck […]

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Time to pay tribute to that ‘other bird’

November 25, 2019

Last week I reported on bald eagles returning to our region in ever increasing numbers. It got me thinking about that other bird so revered here in the United States – the wild turkey. The bald eagle and the wild turkey could not be more […]

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Member Program – General Nathanial Lyon “History Hike” on the Natchaug Trail Nov. 23

November 12, 2019

Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid 9 am. to noon, Nov. 23  in Eastford, CT. for a walk on the Natchaug Trail to enjoy a beautiful section of the trail and learn about Civil War Veteran General Nathaniel Lyon. We’ll start at the Nathaniel Lyon Memorial […]

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Taste autumn at local orchards

November 12, 2019

We’re lucky to live in New England where the seasons announce themselves in ways that tantalize all the senses and remind us how special this place is. Last month, the colors of our forested hillsides bedazzled our eyes and as October creeped toward November the […]

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Join TLGV for a First-Ever Citizen’s Science Effort to Protect Starry Skies

November 12, 2019

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is launching a new citizen science effort to protect the starry skies of the National Heritage Corridor.  The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor was designated in 1994, in part because it was the last large corridor between Boston […]

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Acorn Adventure – Winter Wildlife Nov. 16!

November 12, 2019

Join The Last Green Valley and Goodwin Forest Naturalist Lena  10 a.m. Nov. 16 at Goodwin State Forest, 23 Potter Road, Hampton, CT. to explore the active winter forest! Some species in the Goodwin Forest woods hibernate but others thrive in the snow and freezing […]

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Daylight savings time is the true winter predictor

November 4, 2019

Did you remember to set your clocks back Saturday night for this morning and the end of 2019′s daylight savings time? I stick to the old adage fall back and spring forward to remember how to set the clock for the biannual time change. For […]

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From Hunters to Blood, there’s nothing quite like a full moon

October 28, 2019

Did you see the full moon Oct. 13? The sky was clear, and the moon was not obscured behind clouds that evening. The fields and woods around the house were lit up so much the stars were partly obscured by the bright night sky. We […]

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5 years of adventures, visits and renewing childhood fascinations

October 21, 2019

It was five years ago this month, on Oct. 5, 2014 to be exact, that my weekly column first appeared in The Bulletin. My former colleague, Charlene Perkins Cutler, had written this column for more than 15 years. When she left TLGV to take the […]

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Enjoying a Walktober paddle on the beautiful Quinebaug River

October 14, 2019

Last Sunday, I led a Walktober paddle on the Quinebaug River National Recreation Water Trail with my colleague, Lois Bruinooge, and eight other intrepid kayakers. We paddled the very first section of the Quinebaug water trail from Holland Pond (also known as Siog Pond) in […]

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There Are Walktober Changes & Additions!

October 10, 2019

More Walktober adventures have been added and there have been changes to the schedule! Please visit our Walktober page to get the latest updates, changes and information!

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