What will our coastal cities look like if the water rises as forecasted by climate change scientists?  How would urbanites adapt and change their lifestyle? Shortly after hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and New York in 2012, Brooklyn-based installation artist Mary Mattingly began to ponder these questions.  The result was an other worldly houseboat called WetLand, Read More →

Abelia flowers, close-up view.

Most of my postings for “What’s in Bloom” feature native plants.  I like to highlight the often-underused native species because they offer so much to native wildlife, including bees, butterflies, birds and moths.  Native plants have co-evolved with native critters;  the nutritional needs of the native animals often are completely in tune with the resources offered Read More →

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