• Nature

    Fight for Survival

    A monarch caterpillar munching. Hours and hours of NO drama. Popular nature documentaries feature dramatic fights for survival. “Jaws and claws” scenes boost ratings, but routine survival is more about devouring….greens. Insects—like good children—eat their veggies. And plants don’t run away fighting for their life. No conflict or drama. Very bad for ratings! Sure, there are plenty of insect predators. Mantids are vicious killers. Ladybugs devour aphids. Spiders consume 400 to 800 tons of insects each year. But most insects get most of their calories from plants. Plants do fight back, but the fight happens in  S  L  O  W …

  • Documentary,  Nature

    Bed Number One

    It began with Bed Number One. I was eager to garden. I’d lived in cities all my adult life and had not had a chance to plant anything since my Mother set aside plots in her garden for her children…

  • Documentary,  Nature

    Treatment for WILD in the Garden State

    The WILD Garden Before it got WILD TREATMENT forWILD in the Garden State. Develop with this blog….documentary coming soon! _______________________ Wild in the Garden State is an exploration of what happens when a typical suburban lawn is transformed into a…