Worm Moon Rising
This is a momentous time just before the spring equinox; the darkness of winter is receding and the worms are emerging from their hiding places.
Possum Romance Season
The brief life of a possum is one lived largely alone, until it hears the soft clicking of an enchanting mate.
Another Year Among the Rotating Spheres
The shortest day has yet again dawned in New York City and each hour in the sunlight feels hallowed.
Squirrels Are Inadvertent Arborists
Eastern gray squirrels have a whole constellation of hidden sustenance that they will recover by scent or memory.
Escape the City in Corridors of Fir and Pine
Like the Great Birnam Wood moving to Dunsinane Hill foretelling the downfall of Macbeth, a forest is invading New York City.
Garlands of Aerial Flotsam
The now-naked forms of trees are revealing summer’s detritus in their twiggy grasp.
A Tapestry of Trees at Your Feet
Midway through fall, there is a collage of local biodiversity in every park and neighborhood.
The Hazardous Fall of the Osage Oranges
Softball-sized and abundant, they can bruise a head as they tumble.
City Shadows Fragment the Fall Foliage
Notice how the trees shift from sun to shadow as the earth turns.
Air Becomes Crisp, Pumpkins Appear
Pumpkins are appearing on stoops, balconies, and bodega storefronts.