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.
Potholes Manifest from Winter Freezes
It’s reported that the city has hundreds of thousands of potholes a year; a monumental annual rite of repair.
The Great Dog of Winter Is a Beacon in the Night Sky
Even where light pollution shrouds most constellations from view, Sirius—the brightest star in our night sky—is especially visible in winter.
Admire the Bones of our Great Trees
Linger before the skeletons of slight zelkovas and mighty oaks. Marvel at the wooden menagerie stretching above our streets and parks.