Exploring The Last Green Valley: Lady’s slipper a beautiful forest addition

June 9, 2019

One recent morning, I ventured over to Old Furnace State Park in Killingly for a hike. The park is less than 10 miles from my […]


Exploring the Last Green Valley: Remembering Teale and D-Day this Week

June 2, 2019

I am partial to June. It is my birth month and that of my mother, too. It is also the month of the Summer Solstice […]


June is “Busting Out All Over” With Outdoor Opportunities

May 28, 2019

We’re on the cusp of June, and before you know it the summer solstice will arrive with the warmth and heat of the season. If […]


Exploring The Last Green Valley: Black fly a springtime winged tormentor

May 19, 2019

“The sun always crosses the line on time, but the seasons which he makes are by no means so punctual; they loiter, or they hasten, […]


Exploring The Last Green Valley: Volunteers with noble purpose help monitor fishable streams

May 12, 2019

What do three types of mayfly, four types of stonefly and five types of caddisfly have in common? Each of these micro-invertebrates begins their life […]


Exploring The Last Green Valley: In May, it’s easy to see all things are possible

May 5, 2019

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.“ Edwin Way Teale It seems as if a switch turned on, or […]


Exploring The Last Green Valley: The brown-headed cowbird is a parasite with wings

April 28, 2019

Bird nesting season has arrived. Migratory birds have returned and, along with our year-round birds, are actively seeking nesting territories, attracting mates, building nests, laying […]


Exploring The Last Green Valley: Museums help preserve the region’s story

April 14, 2019

Too often, we don’t recognize the treasures in our own backyards. Living in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor means there is a rich […]


Exploring The Last Green Valley: Land trusts are crucial to conservation

April 10, 2019

I spent March 23 at Wesleyan University in Middletown with more than 550 other people for the Connecticut Land Conservation Council’s annual conference. Gathered at […]


Exploring The Last Green Valley: New life and promise awaken as nature does this spring

March 31, 2019

“On this chill uncertain spring morning, towards twilight, I have heard the first frog quaver from the marsh. It always seems to me that no […]


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