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Bartram’s Garden: The Botanick Fire

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in nature centers, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Bartram’s Garden: The Botanick Fire

In 1728, John Bartram created a garden. It’s now the oldest surviving botanic garden in America.

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Inspecting a Lemon: Yellow Wood Sorrel

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in edible, flowers, spring, Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

Inspecting a Lemon: Yellow Wood Sorrel

When I was a kid, I would taste anything—it’s a wonder I’m still alive, really. I sampled grass, mushrooms, dandelions. But here’s a real treat: wood sorrel.

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In Praise of Puddles

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in spring, Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

In Praise of Puddles

I used to think of mud puddles as a necessary penance, the price we pay for warmer weather. What could a mud puddle possibly be good for?

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Leaves: Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in leaves, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Leaves: Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

Like most good things, we take them utterly for granted, until, suddenly, they’re gone.

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Spring Equinox

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Spring Equinox

Coming soon to a horizon near you. The vernal equinox. Don’t miss it.

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What Does Poison Ivy Look Like, Anyway?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in poison ivy, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

What Does Poison Ivy Look Like, Anyway?

Poison ivy is like a chameleon, not only changing color but shifting shape. Tough to identify, it varies dramatically with each season and in each habitat.

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