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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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!


TLGV Awards $12,000 in Historic Preservation Grants

October 9, 2019

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) recently awarded $12,000 in grants to four local organizations to preserve, protect, interpret, promote or market historic and cultural resources. Since TLGV began awarding historic and cultural grants in 2003, more than $1 million has been disseminated to local […]


Visit the many farm and community festivals close to home

October 7, 2019

“The Earth’s distances invite the eye. And as the eye reaches, so must the mind stretch to meet these new horizons. I challenge anyone to stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see a new expanse not only around him, but in him, […]


Exploring The Last Green Valley: Hike to Breakneck Pond like visiting home of old friend

September 30, 2019

In my capacity as chief ranger of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor, I have maintained a tradition for the past several years of leading a hike or paddle on the first day of each season. We have enjoyed winter solstice snowshoe treks, vernal […]