b'vistas,theyhadlittletime forindividualspeciesand petprojects.FrederickLaw Olmsted once remarked that themostinterestingthing abouthimwasthathewas notagardenerorbotanist, andhewasntespeciallyin-terested in plants. Although ladyslippersandtrillium were native to the area, and HerbertDurandoneofDan Fenelons Fantastical Garden was added to the members of the famousthe Wildflower Sculpture Park in 2022.artisticDurandfamilyin Maplewoodproposed thatafter arriving and quickly became lost. more should be added, the OlmstedsWhen she happened upon a kiosk scoffed. Work of this kind (creatingwith a trail map, she was overwhelmedDiscover Why Sellersvistas) is of far more importance thanwithgratitudeandimmediatelyre-establishing colonies of trillium. solved to become part of the organiza- Trust Stacie Levy.Timesand perspectiveschange.tion that had put it there. ThenewestprojecttheconservancyShe is now head of Citizen ScienceFierce Advocate. Modern Brokerage.hopes to undertake this spring is thefor the conservancy, and, in additionElevated Real Estate Experience.creation of a pollinator field on a pieceto the pollinator field, oversees a frog ofunusedopenspaceatthenorth- monitoring program, a nest watch and east corner of South Orange Avenuethe annual family campout, for whichStacie Levy stacie.levy@compass.com and Cherry Lane. The idea is to cre- sheconcentratesongettingyoungLicensed Real Estate Salesperson M: 917.686.3821 | O: 973.310.6816ate a wildflower field, complete withfamiliestointeractwithnatureandStacie Levy is a licensed is a real estate salesperson affiliated with Compass.signageandviewingplatforms,tobegin to become its stewards.Compass is a licensed real estate broker and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws.educate residents while bringing sus- Sheisintentonhelpingbuilda tenance and protection to our rapidlycitizenry that enjoys, and protects, the disappearing pollinators.environment. It is the brainchild of Lori LaBorde,Thereisonething,however,on one of the conservancys newest mem- which she, the Olmsteds, and all thoseINVEST IN YOUR SMILE bers, and a trained ecologist and natu- involved in the reservation through its ralist,whoarrivedinSouthOrangelong and complicated history can agree. NOWwith her family eight years ago. Now aThe woods are an amazing place.FOR LONGEVITY LATERresident of Maplewood, and co-owner of the The Pretzel Shop storefront inTia Swanson is awed by the work of the SouthOrange,LaBordewentsnow- conservancy and its members. She invites shoeing with her then-infant daughteralltobecomemembersatthegroups on her back in the reservation not longwebsite, somocon.org.Invisalign helps realign & strengthen your smile& build a strong foundation for oral health Contact our team to see if Invisalign is right for you!Kevin F. Muench, DMD, MAGDMuenchDental.com140 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ | (973) - 763 - 2221Over Hemlock Falls by Eric Lax for the Conservancys fall photo contest.feature story /15'