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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Nativist inclinations

Our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala reflects on the virtues of native trees and shrubs in our gardens.

NATURE’S TURN: Nature turns on the edge of freezing – a photo essay

Keying out the details of what remains of the plant on the stormy day on which I write of this discovery, observation points to the noveboracensis, a phenomenal New York Ironweed. I am eager for a close look during the 2019 growing season.

NATURE’S TURN: Winterberry and wild birds at the turn of the year

A month ago the robust, round plant a few inches taller than I shed its green leaves – a sort of undergarment – revealing a body left clothed in densely packed scarlet berries.

NATURE’S TURN: Pileated woodpecker in the winterberry bush, drought update

Soon the great bird backed down the post in pulses, turned its body and leaped onto a branch near the middle of the bush where it proceeded to feed on the red fruit.
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The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.