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”
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”
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”
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”
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.”
When the ponds, lakes and streams freeze over during the cold winter months, it is easy to believe that all of the waterbird life has headed south for the season. But our north is another bird’s south. In this case it is the ducks and water birds of the north that migrate south to Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk – Winter’s Waterfowl”
Throughout January and February, it is easy to dream about the warm days of spring that are not so far away. Winter can seem lifeless and bleak, the only refreshing component coming from the occasional snow that offers a brief change of scenery before turning into a brown mush. However, Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: New England Winter”
While most of New England consists of mixed deciduous and early successional forest, at the upper reaches of the region begins the grand boreal forest. The boreal forest is a vast wooded area stretching from Maine all the way to Alaska. This unique biome holds many wondrous species Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk – Visitors from the North”
Word travels fast in Easton.
When Verne Gay spotted a bobcat in his back yard on the corner of Sherwood Road and North Park Avenue, he warned a neighbor who spread the word to others in the area.
According to Gay, “A bobcat is an unusual sighting because bobcats (genus lynx rufus) Continue reading “Bobcat Visits Sherwood Road”
The Easton Courier would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the varied and thought-provoking contributions from our columnists and community writers, who observed life in Easton from many perspectives. Bruce Nelson, Tomas Koeck, Gale Papageorge, Robert LaValle, and Dr. Richard Lechtenberg Continue reading “Year in Review 2020:The Courier Thanks…”