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The Northern Flicker: Avian Traveler Just Passing Through

October 14, 2020

It was early October last year when our back yard was visited by a large flock of birds that at first I didn’t recognize. They looked to be a bit larger than robins and were busy gleaning sunflower seed drops from under the feeder and […]


Walktober in The Last Green Valley: Opportunities and Gratitude

October 6, 2020

October is here and with it comes a full month of opportunities to get out and enjoy the glorious fall season. For 30 years The Last Green Valley has been offering up a foliage season of walks, hikes, paddles, events and experiences. This year Walktober […]


Make Your Woods Bird Friendly – TLGV and Partners Launch Next Round of $6.1 Million Southern New England Heritage Forest Grant Program

October 5, 2020

Attention woodland landowners: Funding is available to improve your woodland habitat for important bird species and to manage your woods for wildlife and people. The Last Green Valley (TLGV), the MassConn Sustainable Forest Partnership (MassConn) and the Northern Rhode Island Conservation District (NRICD) are pleased […]


Finding Beauty in Nature Through the Year

September 29, 2020

“October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes around the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, to the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later […]


Join us Saturday Sept. 26 for an Acorn Adventure

September 23, 2020

Join The Last Green Valley and Blue Slope Farm Museum at 3 pm, Saturday, Sept. 26 at 138 Blue Hill Rd, North Franklin for an Acorn Adventure – Where’s the Water? If you know what to look for, there’s water on Blue Slope Farm, a […]


Goldenrod – the prolific and misunderstood wild plant

September 22, 2020

“Across acres of old pastures, where the goldenrod are taking over, late August and early September turn the land into a tumbling sea of the richest yellow. The fields are awash with waves of goldenrod that flow across the slopes and break against the stone […]


The fall season means Walktober in The Last Green Valley

September 17, 2020

September 22 is the Autumnal Equinox – the official end of summer and start of the fall season. Already the mornings are cooler and soon we’ll begin to see a bit of color on the leaves. The first trees to show fall foliage color are […]


Welcome to Walktober!

September 16, 2020

We’re celebrating 30 years of Walktober! While it’s not what we envisioned when we began planning, Walktober still provides plenty of opportunities to experience what makes this region worthy of being a National Heritage Corridor. In these challenging times, walk leaders are adjusting their plans […]


The Fascinating and Deadly Eastern Cicada Killer

September 15, 2020

“All life, under the burning sun of mid-morning, seemed lying low, keeping silent, all except the cicadas.” Edwin Way Teale from Journey into Summer  “Cats may scrape leaves and grass over dead pretty to conceal it, and some wasps drag drugged but living insects into […]