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Last week I stayed at Ghost Ranch, in Abiquiu, New Mexico, where artist Georgia O'Keeffe had a home and studio. Staff had posted signs around... [Read More]
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We are blessed, at The Arboretum, with a very robust rodent population. Even though our ground squirrels, chipmunks and assorted mice have plenty of predators,... [Read More]
One day this past week I decided to eat my lunch, which was yogurt, out on the patio of the Walter Reichardt House at the... [Read More]
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I am gratified and delighted to see monarch butterflies in and around Doney Park, Flagstaff, and at the Arboretum. We've had a good monsoon, milkweed... [Read More]
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I love the month of August. Back in Pennsylvania on the farm, it was always the hottest and driest month, the grass brown and brittle... [Read More]
When I was growing up on our farm in southeastern Pennsylvania, my father always said that if you spent enough time with any animal, you... [Read More]
There are few endeavors more complicated than trying to save an endangered species. So many factors are involved: loss of habitat, cost, public opinion, climate... [Read More]
There are few endeavors more complicated than trying to save an endangered species. So many factors are involved: loss of habitat, cost, public opinion, climate... [Read More]
Last year, on March 30, I wrote about spring on the prairie out in Doney Park, where we live. It came early last year, and... [Read More]
I recently read a piece addressing "myths" about organic foods. Two myths were "busted": one that organic fruits and vegetables offer better nutrition, and the... [Read More]
Author Pat Conroy famously wrote these words in her 1986 novel, Prince of Tides: "My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port... [Read More]
Lynne Nemeth is Executive Director of The Arboretum at Flagstaff. To reach her with comments or ideas, please email Lynne.Nemeth@thearb.org. [Read More]
As I was having my toast and tea this past Wednesday at the kitchen table, a northern flicker flew in to drink at our birdbath.... [Read More]
The leaves, what few we have here in Doney Park, are changing, the currants and three-leaf sumac brilliant red and the New Mexican olives pale... [Read More]
Monsoon is gone, we had our first hard frost at The Arboretum, and the sumacs and maples there are turning red. Out here in Doney,... [Read More]
We've been braving the wind in Doney Park for 11 years now. We had hardly any neighbors when we first moved in, and were surrounded... [Read More]
My husband and I live in Doney Park, as many of you know, on two and one-half acres with lots of prairie dogs. I'm quite... [Read More]
I experienced a first last week. I opened the back door to go out to the barn, and it smelled like Pennsylvania. That wet, lush,... [Read More]
This time of year one of my favorite flowers is in bloom — Monarda fistulosa, commonly known as wild bergamot or bee balm. Every time... [Read More]
For the first time in my life, I saw an autumn buttercup in bloom, long delicate flower stalks holding brilliant yellow blossoms. The species, Ranunculus... [Read More]
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