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A Cultural Landscape!

A Cultural Landscape!

A fine article about the Quarry Gardens is featured in the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s current newsletter:  https://tclf.org/quarry-gardens-schuyler   The foundation, located in Washington DC., was unknown to us until recently when a kind...

Looking Back . . .                 And Forward

Looking Back . . . And Forward

During 2019, some 1400 native plant enthusiasts, geologists, naturalists, environmental science educators, school and college classes, professional landscapers, birders, history buffs, hikers, and photographers visited—taking 108 tours. The featured photo shows a few...

Want More Butterflies?

Want More Butterflies?

There's now an easy way to learn which of our native trees and shrubs host the greatest variety of butterfly and moth caterpillars—important because even seed-eating birds feed caterpillars to their young: University of Delaware professor Doug Tallamy, in a...

Biodiversity Hotspot!

Biodiversity Hotspot!

September 24, 2019. Who would guess that The Quarry Gardens parking lot islands could be a biodiversity hotspot? Devin Floyd, that's who. Several weeks ago he brought a team from the Center for Urban Habitats to take a close look. They marked off six 100-meter...

Blooms! Here! Now!

Blooms! Here! Now!

Late summer is a brilliant time at The Quarry Gardens. Golds, blues, purples and pinks dot the landscape—and the butterflies are loving it. Here's a Spangled fritillary enjoying one of the two species of thistle (Pasture, Circium pumilum, and...

An Ode to Odonates

An Ode to Odonates

Odonates—dragonflies and damselflies—those jeweled carnivores of the summer air, are in abundance at The Quarry Gardens now. This past week, some "ode" enthusiasts brought cameras to capture them.   Terry Atkinson caught the featured Spangled skimmer dragonfly...