Photo Essay: Our Woods in Fall

“Regardless of neighborhood economic status, our side streets are graced with impromptu patches of wildflowers, sunflowers, tomatoes, blackberries and ferns, overshadowed by iconic oaks, maples, sycamore, white pine, and spruce trees. Our expanding system of rail trails encourages off-street exploration by bike or foot, while promoting fitness and casual neighborly chit-chat.”

From Rutherford Platt, “The Humane Micropolis”, originally published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, 9/6/08

October pictures from the woods behind North Street…

See also:

Topographical Map Shows How Kohl Condo Proposal Will Eat Into a Rare Stand of Mature Trees in Downtown

The Ecological Cities Project: Greenspace in “The Humane Metropolis”

Rutherford Platt, “Regreening the Metropolis: Pathways to More Ecological Cities”

CommonWealth Magazine: “Urban greenery can bring better health, more attractive neighborhoods, and even safer streets”

MA Secy of Energy and Environmental Affairs: Urban Parks Deserve Protection as do Habitat Reserves and Working Landscapes

Irony of Infill: You Have to Drive to Enjoy Nature

Photo Essay: Arbor Day and the North Street Woods

Northampton Redoubt: Videos and photographs of a walking tour of North Street Northampton’s Mill Yard Brook and vernal pools

Photo Essay: 10 Reasons People Like Trees Around Them; Will the Sustainable Northampton Plan Put Urban Trees at Risk?

Photo Essay: Millyard Brook Swells with Water in Winter

Photo Essay: Our Woods in Winter

Photo Essay: The Forest Behind View Avenue