Missing Tortoise Found

Blue Button Farm folks lost their beloved African Tiger Tortoise, Cubbie. She escaped from her pen on Sept. 26 and was last seen on Everett Road near the corner of Sherwood Road.

Cubbie was discovered in a neighboring apple orchard on Wednesday and safely returned to her family Continue reading “Missing Tortoise Found”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 9/25/2020

Good evening,           

I am happy to report that the Town of Easton continues to weather the pandemic and unlike so many other districts we have been able to keep our schools open. Our numbers remain good even after Labor Day Weekend with the town party Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

J&L Orchids Bloom in Easton

When thinking about Easton’s agricultural bounty, certain crops are plentiful and in high demand: tomatoes, corn and greens in summer; apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees in fall. Orchids do not make the top 10 list, but maybe they should.

A bit off the beaten path, J&L Orchids Continue reading “J&L Orchids Bloom in Easton”

Sunday Nature Walk: Rabbits of New England

While many different species of birds prepare to fly south for the winter, rabbits such as the eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) and the New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis), stays put during the long winter months. Both of these rabbits are among the most Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Rabbits of New England”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 9/18/2020

Good afternoon,                                                 

Easton Celebrates 175th with Town Party and Fireworks.–Tomas Koeck Photo

Last weekend was a great time to be an Easton resident and I was very proud to be your First Selectman. The Ashlar-Aspetuck Lodge hosted a wonderful town party with Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Rethinking Recycling

A problematic recycling cart: open lids can lead to contamination from moisture; plastic bags are a major contaminant and hazard; returnable cans are best redeemed or donated. [Photo: Heidi Armster]

Do you ever stop to think about your garbage? On average, each person produces Continue reading “Rethinking Recycling”

Waving Grand Green Flags

“I think that I shall never see /A poem lovely as a tree. “— Joyce Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer’s famous poem recycles in my brain when I walk along a woodsy trail here in Easton or close by. In the last decade I have embraced my own affinity for trees, especially large ones, old ones, Continue reading “Waving Grand Green Flags”

The Un-Bee-lievable Adventures of Dana Ceva: EASTON FRONT PORCH

Dana Ceva, Easton resident, graduated from UCONN in 2019 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Landscape Architecture involves designing the natural world and integrating it with the built environment. As a residential landscape designer, Dana is designing pool environments, gardens, Continue reading “The Un-Bee-lievable Adventures of Dana Ceva: EASTON FRONT PORCH”

Sunday Nature Walk: The Great Horned Owl — ‘Tiger of the Woods’

While Connecticut as a whole is considered a rather “tame” state in terms of wildlife, one species, in particular, puts that argument on its head. The great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) is the apex predator of New England and is a bird that can be found throughout the United States. Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Great Horned Owl — ‘Tiger of the Woods’”

Gilbertie’s Organics Reaps Bountiful Harvest

Seated under a shade tree on a summer afternoon, Sal Gilbertie looked around his well-tended farm and smiled. A gentle breeze wafted through the cultivated fields and rows of greenhouses.

“You have to be an optimist to be a farmer because you have a lot of things against you,” Continue reading “Gilbertie’s Organics Reaps Bountiful Harvest”

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