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Celebrate Eagle Month and Join Us for January 2023 Programs

December 7, 2022

Help us ring in the new year and join us for some fun Eagle Month programs! Soaring Over the Last Green Valley: A Walk to See Bald Eagles Quinebaug Valley State Trout Hatchery, Trout Hatchery Rd, Central Village, CT Saturday 1/14/23 at 10:00 am Repeats…

Exploring December While Shopping Local For The Holiday Season

December 6, 2022

“It has been a glorious winter day, its elements so simple, the sharp clear air, the white snow everywhere covering the earth, and the polished ice. Cold as it is, the sun seems warmer on my back even than in summer, as if its rays…

people enjoy a camp fire at Pachaug State Forest for the Winter solstice

Join TLGV, Friends of Pachaug for a Winter Solstice Celebration

December 5, 2022

Winter Solstice Hike and Campfire 2-5 pm, Dec. 21 Pachaug State Forest. CCC Camp area This hike has a difficulty of easy Celebrate the change of season with The Last Green Valley and Friends of Pachaug Forest as we hike through the incredible and diverse…

Give the Gift of Membership!

December 5, 2022

TLGV memberships come in a variety of levels, including pay-what-you can. The gift of membership ensures the member has early access to TLGV programs and the opportunity to enjoy member-only benefits, all while supporting ongoing efforts to care for, enjoy and pass on The Last…

Building a Better Mousetrap Without Rodenticides

November 29, 2022

Every autumn at my house is also, secretly, called “mice-murdering season” when we do battle with families of pesky, albeit cute, white footed mice trying take up residence for the winter. Some years we only have a few, but other years it’s a major incursion.…

Roosting (not Roasting) Turkeys Take Flight

November 22, 2022

On a cool evening recently, I stepped outside to enjoy twilight. The fireplace was lit, dinner eaten, and I took a moment to enjoy the slow descent of nightfall in autumn. As I stood taking in the beautiful evening, I heard the unmistakable short gobble…

The Fisher of the Forest

November 15, 2022

The Last Green Valley is still 84 percent forest and farms, undeveloped land with most of our natural habitat in woodlands. Our region is home to an abundance of wildlife and today we’ll examine the fisher, one of our most energetic and unique forest dwellers.…

Acorn Adventure For Families – Winter Ready on Nov. 20

November 14, 2022

Brrrrrrrr. The leaves are down and the winter is closing in. But we can still enjoy the outdoors – just like our animal friends. Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid and Taylor Shea from Northeast Opportunity for Wellness for a nature adventure all about how we…

OptOutside Natchaug Forest Hike on Nov. 25

November 14, 2022

Before you rush into the holiday frenzy, enjoy some peace and fresh air with TLGV as part of the national OptOutside effort Friday, November 25th 10:00 AM at Natchaug State Forest, Eastford. Chief Ranger Bill Reid will lead a hike in beautiful Natchaug State Forest…