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Raptor-ous Spring Birding!

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Horticultural Interpreter Alison Filosa works with Charles Day and the rest of Wave Hill’s Public Programs Department. Naturalist Gabriel Willow led his monthly birding walk this past Sunday with 35 adults and three children joining him. We started on an exciting…

Plant of the Week: Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘Glauca’ (China Fir cultivar)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter. The China fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) is a handsome tree from Southeast Asia. We have three specimens in the Conifer Slope, to the north of Wave Hill House. Two of…

In The Shop: Happy Holidays!

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Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer.  I am enchanted with Wave Hill’s winter landscape—close at hand, the serenity of fresh snow contrasting with lusciously rich,…

Birding on a Balmy, Almost-spring Morning

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior once a month on an early Sunday morning. He comments here on the walk he led on March 9. It was a lovely walk!  I led…

Winter’s End 2014

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Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer provides the gardener’s perspective on what has been a trying winter. Louis arrived to head up the horticultural staff at Wave Hill in January after serving for ten years as Director of Horticulture at Greenwood…

Birds Sing in a Tiny Village Among the Evergreens

It’s never too late to share our connections with nature!  This posting from Courtney White, Director of Education & Public Programs, dates from late July. Early Tuesday morning, I ran into Nancy Talley, a Wave Hill gardener who has done…