"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer." - Geoffrey B. Charlesworth
Shepherding Salamanders to Safety
You can make a big difference in the lives of little creatures
Every spring, hundreds of salamanders and other amphibians make their way to vernal pools to lay eggs. Sadly, many never get to their destination. That is why more and more people are helping these little guys cross roads on warm, rainy nights. Conservancy land steward Kathy Schillemat writes about how you can help.
Seeds are one of the most incredible things we experience on a day-to-day basis. A seed's journey benefits from an amazing suite of strategies and design. In Susan Morse's beautiful essay, she describes the many ways that seeds have adapted to use the wind, water and even animals to their advantage.
Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from an inexhaustible diversity of materials, and spring is prime time for nest building. Join us at the Putnam Theater at Keene State College for this hour-long PBS Nature
documentary on the art of the nest, which features several notable New England birds.
Seeing a tiny, green sprout peek out of a cracked seed, then growing to nearly 10 times its size in just a few days is an amazing thing. All you have to do is add water and these little seeds do the rest to create a complex root system and thrive.
That's why I think spring is such a miraculous time of year. In a matter of days you can go from having a bland landscape to new green growth sprouting up everywhere. What do you love about spring?