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Nature in a New York Minute

Spidey's Tighty Whities

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

In a real life struggle between Spiderman and Superman, just who would win?

Why Don't Spiders Stick to Their Own Webs?

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 12.31.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

Is the thought of walking face first into a spider web enough to make you scream? In this episode of Nature in a New York Minute, I share a little exp...

Why Are Cicadas So Loud? It Might Be Brood to Ask

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

This June, periodical cicadas treated certain areas of the East Coast to their eerie serenade of love. Okay, some would call it less than a serenade, and granted, I wouldn't want a cicada to whisper sweet nothings in my ear at his impressive volume of 90 dB (give or take).

Living Fossils Go to Town on NYC Beaches

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

If any of the tagged critters are recaptured, scientists can estimate how many spawned, plus get information on survival rate and migration habits. Why is it important to help the horseshoe crab survive and thrive?

Woodpeckers Leave Their Mark on NYC -- and Feed City Wildlife

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

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Surviving Nature's Bleak Midwinter: Tips from the Evergreens

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 02.23.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

With no refuge from the driving snow, freezing temperatures and drying winds of winter, conifers like pine trees, spruces and hemlocks still manage to survive and even thrive.