We've always wanted to check out the Edible Landscaping nursery outside of Charlottesville, VA. We went down this past weekend for their persimmon festival, gorged ourselves on fruit, and came back with two persimmon trees that we have squeezed into our yard. (And a few sample fruits for the clients of Matt's Habitats to taste.) We'll post more on persimmons in a few weeks -- they're just starting to ripen up. For now, here are some things we found interesting over the last week:
- Carl Sagan like you've never seen him before: The Symphony of Science.
- Gary Lincoff on the Martha Stewart show talking about collecting wild mushrooms in Central Park.
- Bill Nye the Science Guy, not jumping up and down, just talking intelligently about climate change.
- The Kojo Naamdi Show on outdoor activities for the fall.
- Yet another article on fall hiking in VA and MD.
- A great shot of a woodpecker's tongue.
- Planet Green's top 20 eco-songs: I've seen many of these lists, but I actually like most of the songs here.
- Planning car-free hikes may be getting easier...Montgomery Ride-On is now on Google Transit. (If only Metro were listed. They say they're working on it.)
- How to Make Winning Wildlife Portraits.
- You, too, could test a squirrel's memory.
- New Scientist on the environmental impact of pets - it takes a lot of land and energy to feed them. Plus, cats on average kill 25 wild animals per year.
- Groovy ideas for your Halloween candy windfall from The Green Phone Booth.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I'd fly about the earth seeking successive autumns. - George Eliot