Sunday Nature Walk: Summer’s End

Spring is the time of renewal and regrowth. The season showcases the beauty of the circle of life as many species of birds, mammals, and other critters start new families and raise their young. As summer sets in, the youngsters born in the early spring continue to grow. This is also Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Summer’s End”

Photographer and Filmmaker Tomas Koeck’s Gallery Exhibit Opens at the Library

Reception Is Friday, July 9, 7 to 9 p.m., Library Conference Room

A common loon exhibiting the “square brow” behavior. — Tomas Koeck Photo

An exhibit curated by the Easton Arts Council featuring the work of filmmaker, photographer and conservationist Tomas Koeck opens this week Continue reading “Photographer and Filmmaker Tomas Koeck’s Gallery Exhibit Opens at the Library”

Petition Proposes to Name South Park Site for Kupinse

A Citizens for Easton initiative proposes to designate 11 upland acres of the town-owned South Park Avenue property as open space and name it in memory of former First Selectman William J. Kupinse Jr. The petition will be presented to the Board Of Selectmen for consideration.

Kupinse Continue reading “Petition Proposes to Name South Park Site for Kupinse”

Aspetuck Land Trust Preserves Mill River Site

A partnership between the Aspetuck Land Trust, the state and Easton will preserve environmentally sensitive areas of the town-owned property at 22 South Park Avenue as open space in perpetuity.

The land trust applied for an Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant in cooperation Continue reading “Aspetuck Land Trust Preserves Mill River Site”

Sunday Nature Walk: The Importance of Tree Cavities

When walking through the woods or around a field’s edge, it is easy to dismiss tree snags (dead trees) as lifeless and unimportant. The truth is quite the opposite, as tree snags are essential for many species of wildlife to live and reproduce throughout the year. Snags come in all Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Importance of Tree Cavities”

Sunday Nature Walk: Spring’s Wonderful Wildfowers

New England is very fortunate, as the region is home to an extremely wide range of wildflowers. From beautiful trilliums, to the rare yellow pitcher plant, New England hosts habitats for many different species that vary dramatically from one another. The trick to finding wildflowers, Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Spring’s Wonderful Wildfowers”

Virtual Composting Workshop for Beginners and Pros

Alastair Ong
Alastair Ong

The Easton Energy & Environment Task Force will be hosting a virtual workshop to encourage residents to reduce waste and enrich garden soil by learning how to compost. The class will be Zoomed on April 22 at 7 p.m. and registration is simple and open to all.

The Continue reading “Virtual Composting Workshop for Beginners and Pros”

Sunday Nature Walk: Signs of Spring

By late March, it is easy to see that something has changed… even while temperatures can still dip into the low 40s, the sounds of the forest are teeming with the calls of birds, amphibians, and mammals. Tiny green sprouts of the plants waking up from their long slumber dot the Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Signs of Spring”

The Harsh Realities Wildlife Face Every Spring

Now that spring is here, it’s time for Easton residents to prepare for the warmer weather. No more snowstorms, icy roads or snow boots — everyone hopes.

There might not appear to be much activity going on in the region when it comes to wildlife. But behind the scenes, many animals Continue reading “The Harsh Realities Wildlife Face Every Spring”

Sunday Nature Walk – Winter’s Waterfowl

When the ponds, lakes and streams freeze over during the cold winter months, it is easy to believe that all of the waterbird life has headed south for the season. But our north is another bird’s south. In this case it is the ducks and water birds of the north that migrate south to Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk – Winter’s Waterfowl”

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