Pumpkins in the City

We're in the throws of an annual migration. Birds and butterflies, and assorted condo dwellers with second homes in Florida, hurry south to escape the coming cold. But squashes of all sorts are leaving their summer homes in the fields and farms of the region and migrating into the City….➤ Read More
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A new hummingbird in Ecuador

Ex aequatoria aliquid novum and this time it's a new hummingbird. A little stunner newly named Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus, or the blue-throated hillstar, was only just spotted in 2017 in that hotbed of biodiversity and speciation, Ecuador….➤ Read More
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Édouard André. Horticulturalist. Andean adventurer

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Édouard André (1840-1911) was a noted French horticulturalist and one of the most prominent and celebrated European landscape designers of the second half of the 19th Century. Born in Bourges into a modest family of nurserymen, he received his early training and invaluable gardening experience….➤ Read More
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The Heather Garden. Fort Tryon Park

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Many visitors to New York City know Central Park. It’s big. It’s beautiful. It’s hard to miss. Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park, on the other hand, might well be on another planet for its lack of recognition. Yes, even to many New Yorkers. Located along the Hudson River almost at the top of the island….➤ Read More
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A happy 2018 to everyone everywhere

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It’s a world full of Happy New Year. Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Laimingų Naujųjų metų! Manigong Bagong Taon! Gëzuar Vitin e Ri! سنة سعيدة! Yeni iliniz! Heri ya mwaka mpya! Buon anno! Bonne Année! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!…➤ Read More
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