Aug. 1, 2016
Apr. 23, 2016
Hyacinths are flowers known and loved for their fragrance. In in the Catskills, these early spring bulbs are planted in the garden and are most effective when located near the doorstep, where their fragrance welcomes the passerby. Many millions more... Read more
Apr. 8, 2016
Face to face with the spider Callobius (picture above) This last week’s snowfall made a post about spring garden flowers seem somewhat unseasonal. During the warm spell preceding the snow fall, however, I sampled some leaf litter from my backyard, and I... Read more
Apr. 1, 2016
Maples are not considered by most folks to be a flowering tree. Most people won’t even notice them until the fallen flowers collect on the windshields of their vehicles.   A single female flower Close up, maples flowers are recognizable as flowers. Red... Read more
Mar. 24, 2016
There’s an orgy going on underfoot.  In that thin film of water that coats the ground on a wet day, the sex cells of these primitive plants are on the move. The mosses were among the first plants to live on the land, while seaweeds and freshwater algae... Read more