Byline: By JOHN SINTON

Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts exploring the migration of Atlantic salmon. The first part ran last Saturday, July 23.Meskouamegou...

Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts exploring the migration of Atlantic salmon. Part 2 will run next Saturday, July 31.In the year 1600...

When I was fly fishing for pink salmon some years ago in the Pacific Northwest, I hooked an enormous steelhead, which is a sea-run rainbow trout...

Consider the sea lamprey. Who couldn’t love such a face? With their ancient heritage, their complex lives and their glorious culinary history...

Indigenous people named this part of the world between Nonotuck (Northampton) and Pocumtuck (Deerfield) “The Great Beaver.”They tell a story of its...

Most of us have a rosy image of the earthworm, that aerator of soil without whom our gardens would grievously suffer. Our myths suggest that worms...

I began this series on environmental transformations in the Pioneer Valley in March, describing the land and its peoples before the English arrived...

In 1600, the 125,000 Native people who lived in New England had reached a dynamic equilibrium with their forested landscape through thousands of...

A great, thick-waisted rock maple, maybe 150 years old, marks the corner of our property, healthy and with plenty of room inside for squirrels and...

I spent an absorbing three hours in some woods, fields and wetlands at Hospital Hill (now called Village Hill) in Northampton earlier this year...

While researching the natural history of our Valley on a spring day some years ago, I happened to be complaining about that noxious invasive...



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