Woods Walker Extraordinaire

Geoff Whittum, who came to Suffield some years ago from his upbringing in Ellington, calls himself a Woods Walker, a delightful term that fits his avocation of exploring the natural environment in New England. Recently he’s been sharing stories of the amazing things he has found in his walks.

Bobcats are Back!

I’ll come clean that I spend a lot of time fantasizing when I am in the woods. But, rest assured these fantasies are mostly g-rated and they go back in time to the days of the Bering land bridge between Asia and North America and lots of cool animals sauntered over to our neck of the woods.


In the Observer’s March issue, two of the four birds pictured with Abby Wolcott’s article on Page 35 were misidentified by our near-sighted caption writer, and one was inadequately identified. According to the photographer, to whom we defer, they are, clockwise from the upper left: Goldfinch, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, and White-throated Sparrow.