Unmowed Blog

Why ITCH?

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in environment, Unmowed Blog | 4 comments

Why ITCH?

When people ask what my new book is about, I sort of wish that I could say whales. Or dolphins or puppies. Something cool, something cute. Something that doesn’t have piercing, sucking mouthparts and a whole lot of legs.

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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 | 2 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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Mosher Marsh

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Unmowed Blog, wildlife, winter | 0 comments

Mosher Marsh

The tracks in the snow tell the story. Mosher Marsh, a Mohawk/Hudson Land Conservancy preserve in Amsterdam NY, is a rich habitat for many species of wildlife.

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Giant Tortoise: Poetry in Motion

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Ran into this lovely lady in the Philadelphia Zoo. She’s the oldest animal in zoo, but you’d never guess it—she’s very well preserved. Almost a hundred years young. She lived on an island in the Galapagos until 1928. When she was born—or, rather, hatched—is not known.

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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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