New Life at Blue Button Farm

A pair of baby goats arrived on Memorial Day to mom, Clarice, and Blue Button farmers Dennis and Holly Pryor. The yet unnamed kids are already walking and wagging their little tails under the watchful eye of their mom and human parents.

For those less schooled in goat husbandry, Continue reading “New Life at Blue Button Farm”

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”

Ode to Green

Let me emerge a grasshopper, green

From egg and nymph be spun

The color of leaves as they first unfurl

When spring has just begun

Let me be a blade of grass

Amid the chorus in the wind

A single, individual shaft

With all creation as its kin

A humble flag, yet staff of life

For hungry Continue reading “Ode to Green”

ZBA Delays Vote on Permit for Slaughterhouse

The Zoning Board of Appeals during its May 3 meeting delayed voting on a controversial permit to allow a chicken farm equipped with a slaughterhouse to operate on Tranquility Drive.

After more than three hours of impassioned debate at the packed meeting at Samuel Staples Elementary Continue reading “ZBA Delays Vote on Permit for Slaughterhouse”

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”

Letter: Tuesday’s Vote Will Reflect Easton’s Character

To the Editor:

I am a newcomer to the Easton community, but not to the area. I grew up nearby and have experienced firsthand both the benefits of living in Fairfield County and the drawbacks. One significant drawback is the extent to which the homogeneous nature of the community Continue reading “Letter: Tuesday’s Vote Will Reflect Easton’s Character”

The Easton Garden Mart Is Back with a Twist

“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.” — Clare Ansberry

Garden Mart is a tradition here at the Easton Garden Club. This year we will continue this Easton tradition with an on-line only plant sale with curbside pickup at the Continue reading “The Easton Garden Mart Is Back with a Twist”

‘Sentinels of the Boreal’ Released Today to Celebrate Earth Day

Sentinels of the Boreal, a film by Tomas Koeck, releases on Earth Day 2021.

The boreal forest is the largest wilderness in the world, stretching from Maine to Alaska in the Americas in addition to being a prominent biome in Europe and Asia. This forest is home to a diverse array Continue reading “‘Sentinels of the Boreal’ Released Today to Celebrate Earth Day”

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”

The Story of Cubby of Blue Button Farm

Here is the note Pat wrote for me about what Cubby should be eating and also the name and number of the Reptile Vet at the Bronx Zoo!

My life-long love of turtles and tortoises began at an early age. I was in second grade when a boy in my class would tease me with worms while I Continue reading “The Story of Cubby of Blue Button Farm”

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