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”

Sunday Nature Walk: Barred Owl

While most Easton residents are getting ready for bed on sultry summer evenings, the barred owl (Strix varia) is just beginning to open its eyes and prepare for a long night of hunting prey and feeding its young. The barred owl is a common species of wood owl that inhabits much of Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Barred Owl”

Video: Barlow Class of 2020 Graduates in Historic Car Procession

This year, graduation at Joel Barlow High School was like no other in the history of the school. The impact of Covid-19 has touched every aspect of the district’s educational programming. The event exemplified Easton and Redding’s commitment to their children and families on a day Continue reading “Video: Barlow Class of 2020 Graduates in Historic Car Procession”

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