On Sunday, I posted an article about Fyke's role in the creation of Campgaw Reservation.
Here are two Bergen Evening Record articles on Mr. Nearing that plant-lovers will especially enjoy.
This from his obituary:
Mr. Nearing performed the first hybridization of rhododendrons. The work was done at the Guy Nearing Nursery in Ridgewood, with the aid of his invention, the Nearing Frame.
The frame was a lean-to metal structure allowing rhododendrons to grow from cuttings. He was a member of the American Rhododendron Society.
He was an authority on mushrooms and a member of the North American Mycological Society, and in 1947 he wrote "The Lichen Book."
An artist in his spare time, he included 700 of his illustrations in the work. Another lovely article about Nearing is here.