. . . a landscape carved
by industry
and
renewed by nature

After the storm…

After the storm…

Hundreds of trees fell across roads and trails at the Quarry Gardens under the weight of January 3’s snowstorm. Mostly tall Virginia pines and Eastern red cedars, they brought with them countless smaller deciduous trees and shrubs. Fortunately, the visitor center,...

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Making a Mushroom

Making a Mushroom

Did you know that the cultivated enoki mushrooms you find in the store’s produce section look completely different from wild enokis? Thomas Roehl wants to know why. He shared this question with us—along with the basics of mushroom development—in a talk sponsored by...

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Trails around two quarry pools meander among prairie plantings, butterfly and pollinator gardens, wetlands, vernal pools, a fern gully, and a waterside talus—all afforded by the site’s extraordinary diversity of geology, elevation, and soil chemistry. This showcase of locally native plant communities is open for visits by appointment.