There is a lot to do, see and learn all year long in The Last Green Valley. Scroll down to find something for all 4 seasons
Can you identify different frogs, salamanders and insects in The Last Green Valley?
Click here to download our identification sheet showing some pictures of different tadpoles, frogs, toads, salamanders and bugs!
Salamanders in The Last Green Valley!
Did you know that 2014 was the YEAR OF THE SALAMANDER? There is a lot to learn! Click here for the Salamander Fact Sheet!
Have you ever found a salamander under leaves, or when turning over rocks and logs, or while exploring the woods? I have! It is exciting!
Please Support Your Local Salamanders! Watch them, but do not disturb or collect them. You can even help create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for your neighborhood salamanders. Check this cool info out about salamanders from CT and MA.
So – now that you have read the fact sheet – are you a SALAMANDER or a HUMAN?
Trout Season Opens in April ~ Get a FISH ON!
The Last Green Valley Spring Fever Flower Snacks
If you are getting Spring Fever, these yummy snacks are the cure.
Ingredients: • Pretzel Snaps • White Icing • Easter Milk Chocolate M&M’s
Directions: Frost your pretzels, then decorate with Spring colored M&M’s.
Are they too pretty to eat? No way! Ranger Marcy will accept all samples!
This information sheet has all kinds of eagle facts, plus tells you all about Roseland Park and The Last Green Valley!
Do Fish Turn into Popsicles in the Winter in The Last Green Valley?
Find the answer here on our fish fact sheet!
Evergreens in The Last Green Valley
Next time you go outside, see if you can spot these evergreen trees from our Evergreen Fact Sheet!
They are called evergreen because their needles stay on all year long.
Feed the Birds in The Last Green Valley !
Here are the directions for you to make your own bird feeder. The birds with say “Thank you tweetie!’
Click here for the turkey fun and info sheet in The Last Green Valley! Color a Tom Turkey and make some turkey cookies to eat! (They are not made out of turkey, but they do look like cute little turkey… sillies!)
Click here for some interesting facts about pepons – or what we call pumpkins in The Last Green Valley! You can also decorate this pumpkin to hang on your bulletin board or fridge!
Do you have lots of green tomatoes in your garden in The Last Green Valley?
Learn about the Teasel Plant – no teasing!
When you are hiking, look for this teasel plant. It looks pretty and sharp! Learn all about what it was used for in The Last Green Valley on this info sheet!
Enjoy the dark skies in The Last Green Valley with this information we found about Perseid’s Meteor Showers on earthsky’s website.
Have you explored water lily habitat in The Last Green Valley?
Click here and learn all about what lives around and under water lilies and lily pads in The Last Green Valley! Just stand and look the next time you are near lots of lily pads. Do you see the turtles peeking at you? What else do you see?
Summer is the season for dragonflies and damselflies. Can you tell the difference?
Visit the Lebanon Historical Society Museum & the Town Green!
Acorns paraded independently around the Lebanon Town Green and then visited the museum to learn about what happened where we just stood. You can, too. Click here to get all the facts and places to visit in revolutionary Lebanon!
Learn how to read a Trail Map, thanks to the National Parks Service!
Acorns visited Alpacas in The Last Green Valley & so can you!
- Acorns gathered to visit & learn about the alpacas at Morning Beckons Farm at 343 Sand Dam Road in Thompson, CT! You can check out the fun facts, some alpaca jokes, and a little more about the farm on our Alpaca Info Sheet.
- Stop by and visit the “girls” in the alpaca corral, and talk with the turkeys, ducks, chickens, peacock & emus! An alpaca snack machine takes quarters so you can feed the ‘pacas snacks that are good for them. The farm store features all sorts of alpaca product! Open most weekends, but check in with the owners first to make sure they are not otherwise occupied and off showing their prize alpacas in a competition somewhere!
What can you find during late winter & early spring in The Last Green Valley?
- How about skunk cabbage! When it is small, it is not too stinky. The top does not smell bad at all, but the end we broke off out of the ground was a little stinky! Skunk cabbage is very colorful, too, as you can see by the picture we took. Click here to learn about skunk cabbage and to see what else you can find.
- This information and photo are from the CT DEEP Eagle Fact Sheet.
Look at how different these piggy toes are from ours! They do not call them footprints, though. They are called tracks!
TRI-STATE Marker – did you know that you can visit the Tri-State Marker and be in 3 states at once? True Story!
Here are the fun facts about the Tri-States (tri means three, and the three states are CT, MA & RI):