Ouch — both literally and metaphorically. I will say pointedly that thistle has some sharp issues. To look at this plant, one might think of a...

By LYNNE IRONS I am crazy about the Kousa dogwood. They seem to be everywhere. I have two just out of infancy and hope for them a long life...

bunting

Indigo buntings must be the deepest and brightest blue of all the birds we are likely to see on the Island. A close-up view of a male in good...

sign

Julian Barbosa was raised on a farm where he learned to cook with vegetables grown in his backyard. When he moved to Martha’s Vineyard four...

Magnolias Tour Magnolias, with their showy, fragrant flowers, were one of Polly Hill’s favorites. As a result, the arboretum she founded in...

bird

Visions of wide open spaces are what one thinks of when they hear the name prairie warbler. Unfortunately, this lovely yellowish warbler has not...

Fly-Fishing Class A fly-fishing class for beginning and experienced fishermen will be held Saturday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the...

By LYNNE IRONS

The gibbous moon appears late tonight, low in the southeastern sky. The moon follows behind the bright planet Jupiter when it rises. The moon is two...

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