Category Archives: nature

Morven Museum and Garden: April 10th

I’m pleased and proud to announce that I’ll be doing a presentation about my pointless amblings in the Pine Barrens at Morven Museum and Garden on Wednesday April 10th at 7pm. My friend David Kessler will be sharing scenes from … Continue reading

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‘Batsto Blush’ for sale at RareFind Nursery

My friend and colleague Laura Baird and I have been putting the finishing touches on RareFind Nursery’s catalog for 2013 this week. I’m delighted that one of the plants I’d found on one of my kayak jaunts in the Pine … Continue reading

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Paw Paw Season

My apologies for being so silent for so long, friends: the Whitman book has kept me quite busy over the summer, but I did venture out recently to seek out the handful of local clonal patches of Paw Paw (Asimina … Continue reading

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Pines Film: In The Great Swamp

Pines: Winter in the Great Swamp, part one from David S Kessler on Vimeo.

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Vernal Wonder

Stopped by my friends at Rarefind Nursery recently to drop off some cuttings of an especially fragrant Calycanthus bush that a friend of mine has had growing on his farm for nearly a century. Rarefind specializes in unusual native plants, … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Natural History Interior Designer

Recently, the good folk of Bartram’s Garden hired me to help design and furnish their new interpretive center, which they’ve aptly dubbed The Green Room. It’s an educational space that will inform visitors of what is afoot in the Garden: … Continue reading

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My Favorite Nature Center

Pines: Nature Center from David S Kessler on Vimeo.

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The Wagner Free Institute: Saturday March 31

In the last five years an epidemic called White-Nose Syndrome has killed more than 5.5 million bats in the northeast United States. It is said to be one of the most devastating diseases in the history of mammals and threatens … Continue reading

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In Case You Were Curious

Just in case you’ve ever wondered: this is what a dried 100-year old whale’s eardrum looks like.

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Where I’ve Been

            This is a still from a film that my friend, filmmaker David Kessler, is shooting right now in the Pine Barrens. I’ve been serving as a guide through some of the more wild areas … Continue reading

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