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I’ve always thought that I was reasonably attentive to the natural world surrounding me. And yet, I am finding out that there is so much that is happening undetected right under my nose. For … more
You know it’s August when you start hearing a regular thump, thump, thump throughout the day.  That’s your oak tree flinging acorns down on your head, with the squirrels joining in … more
In June of 2015, Misty Copeland became the principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre – the first African-American woman to jeté to the title. The day also served as an inspiration for Bronx … more
Eva Bornstein sat behind the long desk in her office at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, narrating the story of her life, against the backdrop of a bookshelf-lined wall and a gallery of … more
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Amongst the wide-open spaces, mausoleums, headstones and lush trees at Woodlawn Cemetery, in the remote part of the area, the air is filled with a buzz. It comes from seven beehives and more than … more
I have always thought that bats were unlovely creatures and somewhat sinister to boot. It may go back to that night when we woke up and heard something flying around our bedroom and it turned out to … more
A hike through the trails at Van Cortlandt Park or an afternoon celebrating Oktoberfest. Which one would you choose? On Oct. 1, you won’t have to. The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park will provide … more
Pitching a tent. Eating s’mores by the campfire. Hiking to wetlands after nightfall. This may sound like a wilderness adventure far away from the city, but it all took place at Van Cortlandt Park … more
The New York Botanical Garden has often been a site for celebration — hosting weddings, galas and such. Now the venerable natural oasis in the middle of the Bronx has something of its own to … more
On a sloped lawn in Van Cortlandt Park, off a paved path beneath century-old oak trees, an orange mushroom cap poked up amid wild grasses.  A Riverdale man, “Ben” (he asked that … more
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