Understand the Invasive Japanese Knotweed before doing battle

August 11, 2019

This is the time of year when the invasive plant Japanese knotweed is blooming in large clusters of greenish-white flowers. This perennial plant blooms in […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: Forest ferns beautiful and fascinating plants

August 5, 2019

“Truly, out of the darkness, where forever the stems of our little northern ferns are hid, the frond reaches up an eager hand for the […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: DEEP is your access point to our state parks and forests

July 28, 2019

When was the last time you visited one of our many state parks and state forests? August is here, summer is moving quickly through the […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: Crows bring ‘murder’ to our neighborhoods

July 21, 2019

I think we have a family of crows nesting in our neighborhood. Perhaps they have a nest in the thick woods between our house and […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: We must preserve the region’s farmland

July 14, 2019

What do 18 farms within six towns in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor all have in common? Each has been protected from development […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: Shagbark hickory a beautiful and useful tree

July 8, 2019

We have several hickory trees in our neighborhood, but the one I appreciate the most stands by the stone wall bordering the back pasture. At […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: Fireflies are our living fireworks

July 2, 2019

“Fireflies create a magic that transcends time and space. Their resplendent displays change ordinary landscapes into places ethereal and otherworldly.” — Sara Lewis, “Silent Sparks: […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: Gray tree frogs produce nightly lullabies

June 23, 2019

It was a chilly, sunny autumn morning when I discovered a frog in the grass below a maple tree in my yard. The cool weather […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: We can help protect our pollinators

June 16, 2019

I am pretty sure my neighbors drive by our house and wonder when we’re going to mow the lawn. The fact is, we care more […]

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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 […]

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