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.
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.