| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Walking the banks of a brook in Durham recently, I made my way through muddy ground and past a tangle of red maples and other woody vegetation to a patch of open water surrounded by trees and edged in sedges and cattails. Durham Meadows revealed many...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:43 PM
If your fall foliage bucket list includes vivid red cranberry marshes, winding country roads with a kaleidoscope of golden and orange leaves, and canopies of hardwood and coniferous trees along quiet lakes, we've got the perfect drives plotted out for...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:30 PM
The unrepentantly vulgar and captivating German coming-of-age film "Wetlands" gives new meaning to the term "naughty bits."
The gutter isn't where its mind and heart are, though. Based on a novel by Charlotte Roche, the movie's hemorrhoids-suffering,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Family Fun Day, learn to make a Gyotaku, or traditional Japanese fish print, noon-3 p.m., Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Free with paid admission of $14 adults, $13 seniors, $11 students, $9...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:20 PM
OLD SAYBROOK — Fifteen years. That's how long it took to save the last major stretch of unprotected coastal forest in southern New England from developers' bulldozers.
The battle to protect the rocky, 1,000-acre woodland known as "The Preserve"...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The Colchester Land Trust and Garden Club teamed up on Sunday, Sept. 7, to present the planned new butterfly gardens and to introduce improved trails on the former property of the late state Rep. Rubin Cohen and his wife, Elizabeth Johnston Cohen.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The Westmont Park District is proposing a new neighborhood park for the suburb.
In December, the district purchased 4.7 acres of open space near 57th Street and Wilmette Avenue, paying a total of $600,000 for the site. The district also received a $268,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:35 AM
The announcer, mounted on a horse named Gus, said "go," and dozens of young boys and girls ran across the rodeo arena, in pursuit of a calf and the red ribbon on his tail. The first child to get a piece of the ribbon would win a prize. A giggling wedge of...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Wildlife-loving posts on Facebook are sometimes not for faint-of-heart gardeners.
Especially when they involve snakes that gardeners find in their yards.
This year, my Facebook feed is populated with snake-centered posts almost daily.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft.
Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:49 AM
In most fairy tales, characters simply wait for miracles to happen. Some characters fight dragons, befriend talking donkeys while others set up camp at a private swamp. One thing is for sure, Shrek The Musical performed commendably by the students of...