The Urban Mulberry Harvest
A great urban harvest is underway for the birds, and those humans who join in the feast.
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.
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.
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.
A Frenzy of Cherry Blossoms
Photogenic alleés may attract crowds, but discover trees throughout the city in less-trafficked spots.
Spring Rains Feed a Lost Brook
When the spring rains pour and create rivers through the streets, do they also feed a long-buried creek?
The False Spring That Is Followed By Cold Rains
Take heed of each day in March. It will try to catch you unawares.