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Pollinator preserves take flight

August 23, 2016 0 comments

A sign that the Cambridge Pollinator Preserve (CPP) is living up to its name comes in the form of ambush bugs lurking on the white blossoms of Queen Anne’s lace…

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Listening for the divine

June 16, 2016 0 comments

It’s a joy to hear the birds singing outside my window as I write this post on a warm June evening. Cardinals, chickadees, various sparrows, mourning doves, robins, grackles and the odd woodpecker…

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Rain gardens: beauty with benefits

April 21, 2016 0 comments

Rain gardens are growing in popularity as an attractive, cost-effective way to manage stormwater – they help prevent flooding, naturally filter out pollutants to protect water quality, and reduce stress…

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Best milkweeds for monarchs

March 16, 2016 0 comments

Planting milkweed this year? If your goal is to provide habitat for monarch butterflies, you’ll want to choose milkweed varieties that are native to your region – and suitable for…

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One endless garden

March 13, 2016 0 comments

One of the threads in Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See is the story of Frederick, a boy who loves birds and steadfastly speaks his…

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