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Painting Through the Irish Countryside

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.06.2017 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Barbara Prey painting at Glendalough I have a major museum commission for MASS MoCA , but before I came back to my New York Studio to begin the proje...

Bosque Flora Treasure #2: The Buffalo Gourd

George Peknik | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
George Peknik

Bosque Flora Treasure #2 was discovered last June by this wanderer and his friend and fellow Slavic-American Steve on a Bosque woodland path. But unli...

On Finding a Rare and Special Bosque Treasure

George Peknik | Posted 09.06.2016 | Green
George Peknik

During my regular excursions into the Bosque, the nearby grove of cottonwoods that border the Rio Grande (the largest such grove in New Mexico, North ...

Saturday in Sleepy Hollow

Kathy Perutz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Kathy Perutz

Last Saturday we rode out to Sleepy Hollow, home of Washington Irving, where a large cemetery holds the remains of many eminent New Yorkers, particularly the rich ones, Rockefeller and Chrysler and Carnegie - oh my!, and Washington Irving too, whose prose I could never properly digest and which, like the driest cakes of Austrian pastry makers, requires a hefty dollop of schlag, of pure whipped cream, to make it go down easier.

Hyatt Lost Pines Resort: A Winning Combination of Wilderness and Luxury

Priya Vin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Priya Vin

Spring break means a quick getaway to the Hill Country in Texas for us, we have done a few over the years where we went to climb the Enchanted Rock or...

When I'm 64 Victory Tour: Los Angeles, Cambria, San Fran and Napa

Tara Fass | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
Tara Fass

UCSB professor and painter, Dan Linz's Santa Ynez wildflowers Spring 2016 Recent rainfall has softened the four year drought plaguing our Golden Stat...

Death Valley Wildflower "Super Bloom" 2016

Jeff Sullivan | Posted 03.16.2016 | Travel
Jeff Sullivan

Last week I repeated and expanded the complete south to north traverse of Death Valley National Park that I had scouted in February. How were the wil...

Death Valley National Park Is Poised For A Rare 'Super Bloom'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 02.16.2016 | Science

Life in Death Valley National Park may be on the verge of an explosion. Rangers at the California-Nevada park say a rare "perfect storm" of conditions...

Green Groups to New York City: Drop Dead

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Marielle Anzelone

Why does urban biodiversity matter at all? Because according to the UN, for the first time in human history more people are now living in cities than rural areas. The planet is urban. When people experience nature, that nature will be urban too.

You Need to Know: What Colony Collapse Means for Our Food Supply

Eve Turow Paul | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Eve Turow Paul

The ultimate who-done-it of our time is not a scandalous political act or John Grisham plot line, but the story of honey bees.

Top 10 US Destinations for Spectacular Spring Blooms

Home Away | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Home Away

Although every season is magnificent in Yellowstone, in late spring the wildflowers begin to bloom in bright hues, from pink and purple to green. America's first national park is home to more than 1,350 species of vascular plants.

Fire in the Rockies - Part 2

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Fire is a natural part of a process of destruction and regeneration that keeps a forest diverse and healthy. By suppressing fires in the forest, we weren't putting an end to fires, we were just putting off the inevitable.

You Can't Go Home Again, But You Can Make Yourself Your Home

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

A recent wave of nostalgia accompanied by trips back "home", have had me pondering why we sometimes think that what we left behind might contain somet...

10 Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains Right Now (PHOTOS)

Home Away | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Home Away

While it's fun and cheap to visit year-round, those who are picky and visit in April or May will be rewarded. Shoulder Season is upon us, and it doesn't get much better than this -- mild weather, empty hiking trails and scene stealing wildflowers are just a few great reasons to visit the Smokies.

Finding Beauty After The Flowers Leave California

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.04.2012 | Travel
Lisa Novick

We long for authentic beauty -- for the autumn colors of the deciduous forests of New England or for the groves of redwoods further up the California coast.

PHOTOS: Wild Orchids Like You've Never Seen

Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

By Christian Ziegler: Confucius called them the "king of fragrant plants," and John Ruskin condemned them as "prurient apparitions." Across the cen...

Nature in New York City

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

It isn't easy being green in the Big Apple. Over the past century, 75% of the city's woodlands, wetlands and meadows have been destroyed.

More Than the Million Trees, Where Is Nature in PlaNYC?

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

The loss of doll's eyes from the Big Apple illustrates a disturbing trend -- the local extinction of our wild flora.

Where Do All the Flowers Grow?

Rich Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rich Wolf

Front Range spring peeping is quite rewarding now, as many early plants and seeds have returned from dormancy to establish their tiny gene survival platforms -- flowers

Think Global, Act Local- Bedstuy Meadow Project

Robyn Hillman-Harrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Hillman-Harrigan

An interview with Deborah Fisher who planned the Bedstuy Meadow Project: "The goal is to sow wildflower seeds on every single patch of abandoned soil in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bed Stuy."