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”

Bear Sightings Reported in Easton

A male bear hides in an Oak Tree on Stones Throw Road.

A Stones Throw Road resident called the Easton Police Department to report that a bear was in her yard, eating
from her bird feeder on the morning of May 17.  A responding officer located the bear approximately 20 feet up in Continue reading “Bear Sightings Reported in Easton”

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”

‘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”

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”

Easton Veterinary Survives and Thrives

Dr. Dan Whelan, 37, and Annikki Nurmi, his partner and office manager, opened Easton Veterinary at 796 Sport Hill Road in September 2020. 

Specializing in cats and dogs, the pair has gotten to know and adapted nicely to their new community. Since the opening of their solo practice, Continue reading “Easton Veterinary Survives and Thrives”

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”

Who Let the Dogs Out? Easton, Connecticut.

Like all dog owners, Jeff Lacey wants the best for his dog. The Easton resident has been coming to the Easton dog park almost every day now for two years with his two-and-a-half-year-old chocolate lab, Hobie.

“All the dogs play well together, Hobie absolutely loves it,” said Lacey.  

Continue reading “Who Let the Dogs Out? Easton, Connecticut.”
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