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Link to an awesome website: The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Boston


 

Geese by Muddy RiverWhether you live in Boston and want an easy escape to a more pastoral setting or just want to grab a moment of relaxation while visiting, this website from the American Academy of Landscape Architects is worth a look.

The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Boston

Because of the amazing work of Frederick Law Olmstead, Boston really has an amazing history of incorporating landscape architecture into its urban fabric – which is part of what makes it such a beautiful city.  It’s cool to see exactly how extensive and extraordinary Boston’s green spaces are.


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