A cluster of tiny Eastern Phoebe chicks sit snugly in their nest as their protective parents, flitting amongst the nearby blossoming wildflowers, look on. Pots of strawberry rhubarb jam gently simmer on the stove. Children peek in on carmel-colored bunnies that look as soft as velvet. The most raucous this scene gets is the giggling coming from an 5 year-old’s birthday party, the sound of the laughter only occasionally punctuated by the croak of a Bullfrog. Where, may you ask yourself, is this Valhalla of sweetness and light? Welcome to The Green Briar Nature Center, part of the Thorton W. Burgess Society in Sandwich – a living ode to things past.