Fall Flowers

Fall Flowers

Water Closet for October 12, 2018 As we approach leaf-color change time, for which New England is so famous, the wild flowers still blooming along our roads, around our fields, and in our yards become more noticeable and precious. Naturalist Fred Gralenski of...
Rachel Remembered

Rachel Remembered

Water Closet for September 28, 2018      Marine biologist Rachel Carson has been very much with environmentalists since her death in 1964.  She haunts our consciences.  Ten years ago the Middleton Stream Team named a clearing for passing paddlers on the Ipswich River...
WHEN WATER RAN THE MILL WHEELS

WHEN WATER RAN THE MILL WHEELS

Water Closet for August 24, 2018      Last Friday the Middleton Council on Aging/Conservation Commission (COA/CC) hikers visited three sites where falling water once turned wheels that sawed logs, ground grain, and helped make iron.  In their two-mile loop on Mill,...
RELIEF ON THE RIVER ON A HOT MUGGY DAY

RELIEF ON THE RIVER ON A HOT MUGGY DAY

Water Closet for August 17, 2018      Year after year, day after day, hour after hour our Ipswich River returns water to the sea.  This may have been happening here since the Wisconsin Glacier more than 10,000 years ago.  In Middleton we have five places to easily...
THREE GENERATIONS ON DECK

THREE GENERATIONS ON DECK

Water Closet for August 10, 2018      Sailors representing three generations sailed “Centennial II”, copy of a 20-foot Gloucester dory that fisherman Alfred Johnson sailed solo across the Atlantic in 1876 to celebrate the country’s hundredth birthday.  Accomplished...