spring

A Little Night Music

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in spring, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

A Little Night Music

Usually the frog chorus starts up in April, but this cold spring it was May before they really got tuned up. Now the frogs are busily making up for lost time.

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Poison on the Lawn

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in environment, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Poison on the Lawn

Pesticides are poisons. They kill living things, that’s their purpose. They’ll kill dandelions and crabgrass, for sure. The question is, what else do they harm?

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About Time

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in spring, Unmowed Blog | 3 comments

About Time

We’re tied, all of us, much more strongly than we think, to nature’s cycles of light and dark.

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Springs Yet To Come

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in leaves, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Springs Yet To Come

Buds are those little bumps on the ends of twigs that no one ever notices–until they burst open and reveal the leaves and blossoms of spring. As miraculous as a chick hatching out of its shell.

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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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