Persimmon Trees Foresee Our Winter’s Future
What will winter bring? You could look to official forecasts, or you can ask the trees.
Fall Parks Are Etched with Summer’s Desires
As the weather turns cool, the paths of warmer days remain visible on the earth.
An Untameable Plant Flourishes and Flowers
Despite weeding, goats, and campaigns against it, Japanese knotweed thrives.
The House Centipede Is Your Terrifying Best Friend
In the closet, in the hallway, in the shower, in the sink, where is the house centipede now as it stalks its pest prey?
Subway Waterfalls Cascade Over Commutes
Even on cloudless days the subway is wet.
Snapping Turtles Make Treacherous Journeys from Their Watery Homes
Snapping turtles spend almost their entire lives in the murky depths. It is only on land for nesting season that they take the ultimate risk.
Peregrines Nest at Perilous Heights
Peregrines thrive in the city not only because of its variety of dizzying perches but also due to its constant smorgasbord of their favorite food.
The Bluebells Are Ringing
Pause by the spring bluebells and listen: these flowers have lore of enchantment that reverberates even in NYC.
Aromatic Lilacs Perfume Streets and Homes
A yard is a rarity in NYC; a balcony with plants is a luxury. But everyone can have a vase of fragrant flowers to brighten up their room.
The City’s Native Cactus Revives from its Cadaverous Winter Husk
Do you feel a little flat and tired going into spring? Take inspiration from the resurrection of the prickly pear cactus.