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sometimes in winter
I live in the Great Limestone Valley that runs along the southeast side of the Appalachian Mountains. I head out for a long winter's walk.
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published on December 17, 2020
Power Plants
The forests and fields of Northwest New Jersey offer a visitor more than just a walk in the park. They are a veritable garden of Nature's edible and medicinal plants. Learn about them here and grow them in your garden.
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published on June 18, 2018
Fall Tapestry at Lake Scranton
The woods are deep and colorful on the Hemlock Trail at Lake Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on this late October evening. See them here.
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published on November 08, 2015
Coast Redwoods - World's Tallest Living Tree
If any one plant says “Northern California” it is the coast redwood, Sequoia sempervirens. Check out this greatness here.
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published on August 22, 2014
A New Jersey Primeval Wood
What does it mean to save a Primeval Forest when the nature of wild is succession and management is a forbidden word? Check here for a look at New Jersey's last piece of old-growth woodland.
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published on September 13, 2013
Gone Fishin’ and Plant Lookin’ Part II
Lance & Mary go trout fishing and plant looking along the Paulinskill Trail & Paulins Kill in northwestern NJ. Check out what's blooming wild on Mother's Day.
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published on May 19, 2013
Gone Fishin' & Plant Lookin'
A scanoe ride on Steenykill Lake in High Point State Park, NJ, gives an opportunity for fishing and plant discovery. Check it out here.
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published on July 24, 2012
Passing Nature Forward, The Making of an Ecological Landscape Architect
So what makes one person stand away from the herd and strike out his own way? In fact, create his very path? Read here about how one farm boy became an ecological landscape architect.
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published on December 13, 2011
A New Landscape Architecture
A new kind of landscape architecture is on the rise that promotes sustainability, wages war on invasive plants and critters, and saves endangered species and habitat. Check out the story of one designed Open Space here.
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published on December 08, 2011
Callery Pear: Perfect Street Tree or Walmart Indicator Species?
Three researchers relate the ornamental merits and invasive potential of Callery, or 'Bradford' pear. They offer alternative trees and other suggestions for keeping it non-invasive.
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published on April 12, 2011
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