Photo courtesy of local ecologist.
local ecologist is a super-knowledgable urban ecology blog in New York, with whom Urban Plant Research has long been exchanging ideas and comments, and whom we are long overdue in recommending. From lovely photos and accurate IDs of local fruits and foliage (as in the picture above, of hawthorn) to investigations of urban space and architecture, local ecologist reports on a wide variety of subjects and is packed with in-depth information.
We were thrilled that Georgia, the founder, attended our recent slideshow and discussion at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn and wrote a report on our talk on local ecologist. Georgia, it was great to meet you, finally!
Many of the people who attended were plant-lovers or foragers, including several kids, so we had a great discussion that ranged from Brooklyn foraging stories (mushrooms, apples, mulberries) to brainstorming ideas for future installations and interventions by the UPR artists. Perhaps Sara and I will someday develop a Brooklyn urban plant quiz or a new urban plant walk, or a projection on a building of plants who like to grow on buildings? Stay tuned for the latest developments!