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How To Get Poison Ivy

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in poison ivy, Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

How To Get Poison Ivy

Just how does this harmless-looking green leaf work its devastation on the human race?

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Dance of the Slug

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in summer, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 3 comments

Dance of the Slug

From the shapeless body poke long-stalked eyes, as the slug checks you out.  A slug’s personality can really blossom in front of an audience.

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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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Happy World Environment Day

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in environment, holiday, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Happy World Environment Day

I didn’t know there was a World Environment Day, but, hey, we certainly need one these days! Enjoy...

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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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