invasive species

The Problem With Planting Exotic Trees in the Desert

Spider, hanging out. Home sweet home.

P1320501John Day Painted Hills, Oregon

Beetles, hanging out. Life on a pink earth.redbugs

John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon

Western box elder bug (juvenile) a long way from home, high on a basalt outcropping above the Columbia River.

boxelderColumbia Hills State Park, Washington.

I doubt he’s going to make it to this stage in August:



I think we should plant native plants where they belong. Otherwise, it’s weird.


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  1. Absolutely agree with your conclusion, although I think planting golf courses in deserts is the truly weird practice.


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