The Bluebells Are Ringing
Pause by the spring bluebells and listen: these flowers have lore of enchantment that reverberates even in NYC.
Lawns Present a Fleeting Moment of Unnatural Perfection
Has there ever been a more perfect symbol of human triumph and hubris than an expanse of perfectly clipped grass?
Ducks Arrive In Fantastic Feathers
Ducks are not like the rest of birds.
Air Becomes Crisp, Pumpkins Appear
Pumpkins are appearing on stoops, balconies, and bodega storefronts.
Marsh Birds Wade On a Fragmented Shoreline
Some birds visiting the city may find a haven in acres that have been reclaimed for wetlands.
Abandoned Lots Become Feral Gardens
It seems to be a no man’s land, a tiny, untended place that is unclaimed by either the office building or the grocery store alongside it.
Fireflies in Multitudes Signal Their Desires
As the sun sets on the warmest nights of summer the air becomes alive with blinking lights.
The Evening Sky Flowers In Flame
A searing screech salutes the dying light. Fireworks season is upon us.
The Urban Mulberry Harvest
A great urban harvest is underway for the birds, and those humans who join in the feast.
Invasive Trees Enchant with Regal Blooms
Paulownias grew fast and ferociously, a quality that made them prized until their persistent proliferation was revealed.