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”

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”