Nature In Suburbia

Even in the most drab and industrialized locales, nature will find a way to slip through the cracks.


Heather Armstrong

One of my favorite ways life springs up around my neighborhood is through the small, colorful mushrooms that pop up in my backyard when the weather gets rainy.

As someone who’s always taken great joy in the natural world, I find that living in the suburbs can feel quite depressing at times: too much gray, not enough green, everything concrete with only a few stunted decorative shrubs to serve as a breath of fresh air. However, once one looks closer, this under this endless monotony is a fascinating world teeming with life. Here are some of the wonders I’ve found on my explorations of the wild world of my own backyard.