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Humanity has never been satisfied with accepting the constraints of nature.  Whether it was building permanent structures close to rivers that were known to flood regularly or clearing malarial swamps, boundaries have been seen merely as obstacles to overcome. more
One of my favorite outdoor activities with small children is blowing bubbles. Yes, you can buy the solution — nothing more than water and dishwashing soap — in small containers that contain the little wands. more
To better understand the reach of the EcoFlora Project in New York City, here are some illuminating statistics. more
Regular readers of this column are already familiar with the EcoFlora Project run by the New York Botanical Garden. This project is trying to compile a complete list of plants — cultivated and wild — growing within New York City. more
Last time, we talked about one of two astonishing botanical references in the book “Crazy Rich Asians.” The first was Epiphyllum oxypetalum, also known as Dutchman’s pipe cactus or the orchid cactus. more
Left to my own devices, I would prefer reading mysteries exclusively for entertainment. However, I discovered that there is a separate rack of both recently returned fiction and non-fiction at my local library. more
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