Exploring The Last Green Valley: This is ’empty nest’ time for us and the birds – News – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT

Two weeks ago, my colleague took her youngest child to college thereby joining the “empty nest” club. My youngest left the nest more than 15 years ago, but I still remember the jumbled feelings of hope and pride mixed with a tinge of sadness. For many parents, this is a time when children are leaving home for new opportunities and explorations of the possible.That adage “empty nest” not only harkens back to birds, it refers to this time of year for the birds. Welcome to fledgling season, a time

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