Book Review:: Principles of Ecological Landscape Design

What if, instead of depicting nature, we allowed nature in? What if, instead of building and maintaining artistic creations, we worked to develop and manage living systems? Principles of Ecological Landscape Design is a book that will soon be gracing...

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How to Find Nature in the City

This was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. Perhaps you live in the city, or you’re visiting for a conference, family or vacation. We’re all nature fiends here and we need our nature fix. Even those who are not self declared...

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Friday Film:: Designing Neighborhoods for People and Wildlife

This new video from the ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architecture) is "an animation that explains how to transform your property into a real wildlife habitat. Learn how native plants and designed structures provide what nature needs." It's great to...

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On Being Misunderstood:: Striped Skunk

On Being Misunderstood is a new feature at The Metropolitan Field Guide which will look at the variety of flora and fauna we live with which are too commonly misunderstood. From plants to wildlife, many of our daily interactions with...

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Friday Film:: My suburban front yard wildlife garden

This short video mixes photographs and short video clips which demonstrate the beauty of a suburban wildlife garden. It also offers a stark comparison to a house with the more commonly seen lawn front yard. This garden is certified...

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The Strahov Monastery Dendrological Library

This was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. The beautiful Strahov Monastery, which sits on a hill overlooking the city of Prague, was one of my favorite stops when I visited a couple of years ago. While the two ornate libraries are...

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