Category Archives: Nature

You can’t have Fall without foliage


Like a red carpet.
Like a red carpet.

You can’t have Fall without foliage, so, for those unfortunate folks who will be bragging about living somewhere “warm” to those of us who are lattitudinally advanced come December, I present: foliage.  Because crunching through leaves makes walking the kids to school about 10 times more fun.

Like a sunny day - only not so uncomfortably hot.
Like a sunny day – only not so uncomfortably hot.

Finding Nature in the City with Your Kids

Hall's Pond Sanctuary - on the Green Line
Hall’s Pond Sanctuary – on the Green Line

My daughter has always needed nature.  She’s enjoyed hikes and bug hunts since she could walk.  One of her biggest concerns when we first discussed moving to Boston was losing her access to it.  Fortunately, the natural world isn’t easily put off – at most, it can be organized into gardens or hidden in plain sight. Continue reading Finding Nature in the City with Your Kids

City Nature: Bunny!!!

Bunny in the City
Bunny in the City

We saw this little fella in the park near our apartment and discovered that it is most likely either a New England Cottontail Rabbit or an Eastern Cottontail Rabbit.  According to this article in livescience.com, the New England Cottontail has recently been moving closer and closer to the endangered species list as it is outcompeted by the Eastern Cottontails that were introduced for hunting.  Of course, it’s always lovely to see creatures out and about and I certainly hope that this little guy is a true New Englander and not just an Eastern transplant like me, but it’s also sad to learn of a species in decline.