Missing Tortoise: Have You Seen Cubbie?

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

Her worried family asks area residents to be on the lookout for Cubbie. If you find her, please call 203-261-0477 Continue reading “Missing Tortoise: Have You Seen Cubbie?”

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”

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”

Easton Observes Labor Day and Pumpkins are Trending

In the best of circumstances, there’s a wistfulness to the end of summer, of fading suntans and darkening evening skies. Swimming gear is stowed away and children’s bare feet are once again consigned to shoes the next size up.

Labor Day this year is a decidedly mixed bag. Yes, Continue reading “Easton Observes Labor Day and Pumpkins are Trending”

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’”

Articles from the Courier 8/24/20 – 8/30/20

In case you missed it: Check out these articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past week, from Monday, August 24 to Sunday, August 30.

Don’t forget to subscribe to email notifications. It’s free, and you control the frequency. You can enter your email address here: https://eastoncourier.news/subscribe/. You control your notification Continue reading “Articles from the Courier 8/24/20 – 8/30/20”

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”

Sunday Nature Walk: Birds in Our Own Backyard

When browsing wildlife photos and journals of birds and other animals, it’s easy to believe that the colorful and vibrant wildlife exhibited are only found in exotic locations involving hours of travel and searching. What most people don’t know is that an abundance of beautiful birds Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Birds in Our Own Backyard”

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