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A tale of two cottontail rabbits

August 9, 2022

“You may go into the fields or down the lane, but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden. Your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.” From “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” by Beatrix Potter These past two summers…

Exploring August in The Last Green Valley

August 2, 2022

“Two butterflies spin round and round above the buddleia bush. I watch them disappear over the wild cherry trees, still whirling on an invisible axis like some heavenly body moving through space.” — “Circle of the Seasons: A Journal of a Naturalists Year, August 1,…

The Mysterious Ghost Pipe Plant

July 26, 2022

During the summer a mysterious, rare and unusual plant can be found in the deep shadows of the forest. Between June and September, pearly white ghost pipe plants appear. Hiding from the sun, they emerge near the base of mature trees and the cool moist…

You Can Still Register Your Adventures, Events for the Online Walktober Guide

July 21, 2022

The printed Walktober Guide will be packed with 200 unique events and will arrive in late August. We can’t wait to share it with all of you! BUT, if you were thinking about hosting a Walktober adventure and missed the deadline, it truly is not…

Volunteers Needed for Lisbon Shetucket River Cleanup 8/28

July 21, 2022

Shetucket River Cleanup Sunday, Aug. 28, 9 am  Lisbon, Shetucket River Boat Launch Join The Last Green Valley, Operation Clean Fishing, and the Town of Lisbon as we clean up the shoreline along the Shetucket River at the Shetucket River boat launch located at Riverview…

RT. 207 Designated a State Scenic Road for 16 miles

July 21, 2022

CT Rt. 207 from Sprague, through Franklin, Lebanon and ending in Hebron has been designated a state scenic road. It joins National Scenic Byway Rt. 169 and Rts. 14, 14A, 49, 97, 164, 203 and 244 as fully or partially designated scenic drives through the National Heritage Corridor. The Rt.…

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.…