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”

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”

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’”

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”

Sunday Nature Walk: The Common Loon — Red Eye of the North Woods

Few birds captivate the imagination and the symbolism of the north woods as much as the common loon (Gavia immer). This large bird is most notably seen and associated with the Northern states. However, what many do not realize is that Connecticut serves as a primary pathway and sanctuary Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Common Loon — Red Eye of the North Woods”

Silverman’s Farm Still Growing After 100 Years

At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic canceled most summer activities, Silverman’s Farm’s pick-your-own orchard, animal farm and country market remain open for safe outdoor recreation for all ages.

Picking blueberries is just plain fun. — Rick Falco Photo

Plucking plump peaches Continue reading “Silverman’s Farm Still Growing After 100 Years”

Sunday Nature Walk: Soaring with the Red-Tailed Hawk

Whether you reside in the dry grasslands of the Midwest, the northern alpine forests of Alaska, or the quiet maple forests of Easton, Conn. you are bound to see a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). This large raptor is one of America’s most widespread species of wildlife, found Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Soaring with the Red-Tailed Hawk”

Sunday Nature Walk: The Osprey

Also known as the “fish hawk,” the American osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a common bird to see throughout most of the New England region. These birds are most prevalent on the coastline but large lakes and bodies of water such as the Saugatuck, Aspetuck, and Hemlock reservoirs can Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Osprey”

Woodpeckers: Easton’s Percussionists

Who’s that knockin’ on my door?
All last night and the night before?
Boom, boom, boom
Bang, bang, bang
I can’t stand this awful thing
Who’s that knockin’ on my door?

With a nod to the Genie’s 1954 doo-wop classic, “Who’s that Knockin’ on My Door?”, Easton residents are awakening to Continue reading “Woodpeckers: Easton’s Percussionists”

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