In our garden, it is ladies first. We are neither sexist nor old-fashioned, but are simply making entomological observations. Last week, we...
It is absolutely not true that I am not a dog lover.  My favorite dogs in the woods, though, are the dogwoods, those flowering beauties whose...
Not a day late or a dollar short. It was almost two weeks ago a basking shark washed up on an Aquinnah beach. Somehow, I still feel compelled...
blue-eyed grass
The grass is always greener ... except when it is blue and not grass at all. Blue-eyed grass is opening its eyes at a field near you....
Star flower, star power. If you find yourself seeing stars in the middle of the day, in bright sunlight, it may not necessarily be due to a...
Chokeberry had a stranglehold on James Hardin’s affection. In 1973, James W. Hardin wrote an article called The Enigmatic Chokeberries. While...
Europe has given us many great food and drink specialties — prosecco and spumoni from Italy, triple cream brie and wine from France, sangria from...
Keep off the grass. Good advice for the grass that is the only type of turf that I would ever advocate for. I am no lover of lawns;...
Lamprey
Eric Brown of Edgartown has a secret. Like many fishermen, when it comes to his favorite angling spot, Eric does not fish and tell. But, he...

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