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Katydids: The Nightly Debate

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in insects, night, summer, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Katydids: The Nightly Debate

Katydids are calling in endless argument: katy-did, katy-didn’t. Many voices raised in eternal disagreement. Sort of like Congress.

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Why Hummingbird Feeders Are a Terrible Idea

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in birds, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Why Hummingbird Feeders Are a Terrible Idea

If you’re going to feed hummingbirds, think carefully about what food you’re offering to these tiny, fragile bodies.

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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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Pokeweed: Summer Giant

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in birds, summer, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Pokeweed: Summer Giant

This gangly, strange-looking character is pokeweed. I bought it at a native plant sale a few years ago, but it never sent up more than a few floppy leaves, and I’d almost given up hope.

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Poison Ivy: Even in Central Park

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in poison ivy, summer, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Poison Ivy: Even in Central Park

Poison ivy. An amazingly versatile plant, it does indeed grow just about everywhere. Beaches. Forests. Bayous. Even in Manhattan’s Central Park.

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Pigeons: Two in the Bird Bath

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in birds, summer, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 2 comments

Pigeons: Two in the Bird Bath

Putting up a bird bath, and keeping it clean and full is one of the nicest things you can do for birds in summer. Pigeons take the plunge!

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