09 May '11, 4am

Nature, Biodiversity And NYC? Wildflower Week and PlaNYC Prove These Go Together In Perfect Harmony

Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon meadia) at Liz Christy Community Garden provide a visual refuge from hectic Houston Street in NYC. Photo by Bonnie Hulkower. Spring is in the air. Flowers and ideas are blooming in NYC. NYC has a new nature focus. The updated PlaNYC, released on Earth Day 2011, mentions biodiversity and natural systems for the first time. Nature is officially now a mayoral priority. PlaNYC references the "relationship between city and nature" and the importance of human contact with nature. Connecting city folk with nature is also the mission of NYC Wildflower Week . Wildflower Week reminds New Yorkers to go outside and become acquainted with the nature in their own backyard , and to protect their natural heritage for future generations. Wildflowers play a critical role in promoting biodiversity by supplying food and habitat for native wildlife. Wildflowers also...

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Wildflower Week in New York City? - Treehugger

Wildflower Week in New York City? - Treehugger

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TGIF means... Nature Photo of the Week! Enjoy:

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