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RDG Summer 2015 Summary

September 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

After a very rough Winter, New England was treated to a beautiful and relatively comfortable Summer. We had a few 90º+ days, but even those were kind of enjoyable after [...]

RDG Spring 2015 Summary

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

We had a cold, hard Winter and were all eager to see the arrival of Spring. After being buried in more than three feet of snow for more than two months, it was really nice [...]

Glow-In-The-Dark Mushrooms

June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

A reader dropped us a note after reading our article on fluorescence rocks and suggested we check out the bioluminescence offerings at It turned out to [...]

Essex Plant Supports

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

We have been propagating peonies to various parts of the RainyDayGarden the last several years. The new plantings have taken root and we have had some nice big blooms. As [...]

Apple Watch: iPhone Camera Integration

May 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

We knew that Apple Watch could display what the iPhone sees and that we could use it to trigger the iPhone camera, but we hadn’t played with that combo until last [...]

Starting seeds collected from pods

April 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

A few years ago we began collecting pods out of the flowers in the RainyDayGarden in the hope that some of them would germinate. The experiment was fairly successful, [...]

Urban Safari : Vernal Pool in Canton

April 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

The RainyDayMagazine crew spent the morning exploring a vernal pool at the Mildred Allen Morse Wildlife Sanctuary, part of the Mass Audubon site in Canton (MABA). [...]

Urban Safari : Turkey in Roslindale

April 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

We heard some unfamiliar “clucking” sounds this morning. Turns out, it was coming from a turkey that was up a tree! We watched it fly onto the roof (having never [...]

Urban Safari : Red Tail Hawk on Cummins

March 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Across the way from us on Cummins Highway are a few tall evergreens. Every so often, a hawk would perch on the very top and survey the area looking for its next meal. The [...]
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