The Urban Mulberry Harvest
A great urban harvest is underway for the birds, and those humans who join in the feast.
Horseshoe Crabs Lay Eggs Under a Full Moon
Weaving between discarded dogfish heads and tampon applicator flotsam, they are crawling.
Stop and Smell the Stoop Roses
In front yards by brownstones, peeking through wrought iron fences, and climbing trellises against apartment buildings... the roses are opening.
The Flowering of New York’s Great Old Ones
Tuliptrees are the city’s living elders, growing taller than the other trees, surviving for centuries as other beings live and die in generations around them.
The Night Comes in Through the Window
Your screen is a fluttering membrane onto the darkness. Night scratches its fur against the thin separator, seeping into your room through osmosis.
Invasive Trees Enchant with Regal Blooms
Paulownias grew fast and ferociously, a quality that made them prized until their persistent proliferation was revealed.
Piping Plovers On the Beach
Some of the city’s tiniest annual visitors have arrived to enjoy our shores, but they face formidable challenges.
Trees Green and Eyes Redden
Your inflamed lids are weeping and your nose is running, for pollen is stirring.
The Great Tulip Bloom
While the early Dutch colonists were establishing their small settlement at the southern tip of Manhattan, the frenzy for propagating tulips in Holland was resulting in a multitude of showy colors and shapes.
The Highly Combustible Christmas Tree Apparition of April
The sunny faces of the first daffodils have peeked through the ground. No one is thinking of Christmas. And then, its ghost appears.