two chrysallises and a jdrop by Liz Marshall

Liz Marshall wasn’t expecting to turn her entire apartment into an incubator  monarch caterpillars this summer.  She had only intended to help a few monarchs safely make their way from egg to pupa by protecting them in some small mesh pop-up carriers inside, away from predators. But when the plants she’d sprinkled along the driveway of her Read More →

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I was really glad to talk with Marc Steiner about urban bees earlier this month.  Marc’s show often goes very deep into environmental issues, and it was a pleasure to talk to him about some of the topics explored in my book Hives in the City.

Here’s the recording — the interview starts at minute 26:00.


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 →

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