Members of the Hastings family went down to Hamden on August 7 to attend Plant Science Day at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station’s Lockwood Farm, near Sleeping Giant State Park. This is a big, yearly event, with lectures and demonstrations and meetings with experts, but this year’s highlight was when the family’s well-known Suffield farm on Hill Street was presented with the 2019 Connecticut Century Farm Award.
Ted Drewnowski hands a customer the change from his payment at the July 27 Farmers Market, as another customer makes her selections.
As previously reported, I first spotted the barred owl in late December during a freakishly warm spell, in a heavy rainstorm. He became a frequent visitor for almost three months.
A juvenile red-tailed hawk peeks out from a hydrangea.
Pastel Cosmos sway gently in the September breeze
A tree swallow bids farewell to Hilltop Farm and summer, ready to migrate along the Atlantic Coast to Florida or Central America.
There were many great things about my childhood best friend. One of those was her family’s school bus that they had turned into a camper long before the word glamping was coined.
An Observer volunteer, Ben Fuller, sighted some wonderful wildlife during his recent vacation in Souh Africa.
These days a few of my friends and I are participating in the Suffield bird census. We are clutching our lengthy list of birds hoping to check as many off as possible as we peruse all the open space we have here in our town.