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.
Milkweed Blooms Draw Monarchs
On a hill of former trash, monarch butterflies find a haven.
The Urban Mulberry Harvest
A great urban harvest is underway for the birds, and those humans who join in the feast.
Stop and Smell the Stoop Roses
In front yards by brownstones, peeking through wrought iron fences, and climbing trellises against apartment buildings... the roses are opening.
Trees Green and Eyes Redden
Your inflamed lids are weeping and your nose is running, for pollen is stirring.
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.
A Frenzy of Cherry Blossoms
Photogenic alleés may attract crowds, but discover trees throughout the city in less-trafficked spots.
The Crocuses Awaken
The crocus breathes out its feather-veined lavender and white petals, coalescing like warm words on a cold morning