2022 Beekeeping Course for Beginners of all Ages

The Back Yard Beekeepers Association will offer a four-session course in the New Year with two ways to attend.  Classes will be in person, at the Norfield Grange, 12 Goodhill Road, Weston (Seating is limited to permit social distancing) or via Zoom.

The class will meet on Mondays, Continue reading “2022 Beekeeping Course for Beginners of all Ages”

Sunday Nature Walk: The Controversies Behind the Snowy Owl

Every year, the quick change in temperature that occurs from November to December creates a frenzy for many different species. Mammals hastily fill their food caches, songbirds migrate south for the winter, and many reptiles and amphibians enter some form of hibernation or deep sleep. Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Controversies Behind the Snowy Owl”

Red Maple Outside My Window

There’s a red maple outside my window 

And today it is my friend. 

I think it’s part of the eternal plan: sustenance 

Providing what I need 

On this gray afternoon 

Approaching winter 

Its star-like leaves point in all directions 

Filling the space around slender dark Continue reading “Red Maple Outside My Window”

Sunday Nature Walk: Special Edition – The Coastline of New England

While Easton, Conn. itself does not border the coastline, one would be remiss not to take note of the amazing oceanic environments that are just a stone’s throw away. While the two may seem separate, the water and the land largely complement each other and many species of animals Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Special Edition – The Coastline of New England”

Blessing of the Animals to Happen at Christ Church Easton

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From hamsters to horses, from parakeets to poodles, all are welcome to the Blessing of the Animals at Christ Church Easton on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 9:30 a.m.

In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the Rev. Ally Brundige will run this special service Continue reading “Blessing of the Animals to Happen at Christ Church Easton”

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”

Wildlife In Crisis Seeks Donations in Bear 211’s Memory

Weston-based Wildlife in Crisis is raising funds to honor Bear 211, a black bear who was humanely euthanized after being severely injured by a hit-and-run driver in Easton on Monday.

Bear 211, a young male, was beloved and often spotted slumbering in hammocks and taking dips in Continue reading “Wildlife In Crisis Seeks Donations in Bear 211’s Memory”

Bear # 211 Struck by Vehicle in Easton

Bear #211 regularly visited backyards in Easton and Fairfield and even had a public Facebook page. Until yesterday, that is, when the Easton Police Department received a call July 26 at 6:19 p.m. about a black bear that was struck by a motor vehicle on Route 136 west of Wilson Road. Continue reading “Bear # 211 Struck by Vehicle in Easton”

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”

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”

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