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Planting Acorns for the Future

May 24, 2022

 “Planting nuts requires a vision for a future that goes beyond one’s mortal reach,” — Bernd Heinrich from The Trees in My Forest Last fall I was presented with a gift of two 1-gallon plastic bags of red oak acorns. My sister-in-law Jamie had collected…

Bird Nests of May – Part II

May 17, 2022

“Although it is easier to find the nest in early winter, nest finding in spring is more of a challenge and infinitely more rewarding, since the nests are in use.” —John Hanson Mitchell from “A Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard.” Step outside in…

Bird Nests of May – Part I

May 10, 2022

“The survival of its species depends on how well it can protect and keep warm a ridiculous, round, rolly, fragile thing, containing its future offspring.” Joan Dunning, Secrets of the Nest: The Family Life of North American Birds In my office I have a photograph…

Calling All Photographers! Show off Your Talent in TLGV’s 2023 Calendar

May 3, 2022

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is searching for 12 photos capturing the unique spirit of the National Heritage Corridor. The selected images will appear in the 2023 TLGV Calendar and hang proudly in businesses and homes throughout the National Heritage Corridor and beyond! Photos…

A New Loop Trail and More Spring Outdoors

May 3, 2022

Earth Day was April 22, and I had the opportunity to celebrate in style with a very enjoyable hike at West Thompson Lake — one of the six U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACOE) recreation areas within The Last green Valley National Heritage Corridor. It…

TLGV Annual Meeting 6/2

April 26, 2022

2022 Annual Meeting  Thursday, June 2, 2022 Grill 37 – the Grosvenor Room 37 Putnam Rd., Pomfret, CT Please join us to celebrate our collective accomplishments in the National Heritage Corridor this past year and to highlight the many ways trails like the Air Line…

Give the gift of Vitamin N (Nature)!

April 26, 2022

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he [or she] needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” — Rachel Carson Are you and…

Explore The Last Green Valley Trail Camp

April 25, 2022

Last summer, The Last Green Valley, Thompson Rec and TEEG had a crazy idea that if we worked together we could figure out how get middle school kids outside safely. Middle school children especially were facing a second straight pandemic-created, lonely summer of little to…

Head Out with TLGV in May and Beyond!

April 25, 2022

Details on Upcoming Spring TLGV Programs (as of 4/27) Note: check out our Farm Adventure Series for middle schoolers with dates remaining for 4/30, 5/7, 5/21 and 5/28! May 7, 10 am: Acorn Adventures — Amphibians & Reptiles Darling Pond at Garrison Park, Chaplin, CT…