“Spring is getting a wiggle on,”
Skunk cabbages have been blooming, a sure sign that spring is on its way.
Our destination was the state capital and its museum
An Adirondack guide boat at the New York State Museum in Albany. The museum houses a collection of botanical specimens, some gathered on the East End of Long Island by Roy Latham.
“Je suis pret”
She’ll not do Everest next, perhaps the Camino de Santiago.
Coastal ponds have unique communities consisting of flora and fauna that can adjust to varying salinities and varying temperatures
The American oyster the pond was named after still thrives there in most years.
Victoria Bustamante Photo
Hints of global warming
Non-native grasses like broomsedge and purple love grass, which normally thrive in slightly warmer climates, are taking over in open meadows where the native little bluestem once thrived. Larry Penny PhotosNon-native grasses like broomsedge and purple love grass, which normally thrive in slightly warmer climates, are taking over in open meadows where the native little bluestem once thrived.
Larry Penny Photo
They are the only truly hibernating mammals we have on Long Island
Woodchucks have been making their way east on Long Island. This one was photographed by remote camera last summer outside its Bridgehampton burrow for Jill Musnicki’s “What Comes Around” art installation, part of the Parrish Art Museum Road Show.
Carolina wrens often nest in old sheds, barns, under decks, and the like
The natural world in action at the Nature Trail in East Hampton, as an immature Cooper’s hawk dragged a mallard to the water’s edge.
It isn’t hard to start an organization, but it is hard to keep one going
On a visit to the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton this fall, young members of a nature club sponsored by Third House Nature Center posed with sculptures by Yue Min Jun.
When we examine infrahuman cultures, say, those of primates, we do find some progressive cultures
Calcium ions help keep marine waters basic with pHs above 7