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New York State has three native species of lizard: Northern Fence, Five-lined Skink, and Coal Skink. And one introduced species: the Italian Fence Lizard ( 82 more words


In Da Bronx

Franklinia in bloom. What a scrumptious flower! And the bees agree. (All of today’s trees are descendants from seeds collected by William Bartram in the 1760s. 50 more words


Two Butterflies

Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades).Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos); this one was particularly attached to this pebble.



Black Tupelo/Blackgum/Bee Gum/Sourgum (Nyssa sylvatica) beginning to turn. Happy September!


Facebook Apology

Just a note of apology to my Facebook Friends.

I’m sorry.

That Starbucks Coffee I took a photo of with my phone and told you I was enjoying a nice cup in La Jolla, California? 680 more words


Don't Tell Anyone, but My Mom Hates Frida

My mother is a Spanish teacher with a green thumb, so when I found out that there would be a Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden while she was in town I was really excited.   221 more words

New York City

a cactus grows in the bronx

Oleander, marigolds, palms, cacti, jacaranda, sunflowers, succulents…in the Bronx?   FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is an attempt to create a blockbuster exhibition. 294 more words