Here’s one of last year’s fawns looking thin as all get out. Well, yeah. Mule deer browse on willows and Douglas fir in the winter, out of the snow. Here, that means […]
This is an old apple tree. The government has paid for it to be replaced. Best read that again. The government has paid to have almost all of these trees replaced. Up […]
There are too many apples in the world. Far too many. Too much cropland is taken up producing a product falling out of cultural favour. For 120 years in Canada, the solution […]
That’s right, islands in the grass. They’re not just sitting there. They are creating nitrogen and releasing minerals from the rock into a form that plants can use. In fact, instead of […]
When it got down to 20 Below last week, ice appeared along the ditch of the Grey Canal Trail in Vernon. This is not ice from the water the city has been […]
Suppose you’re hunting voles. I know, it’s not on any list of grocery items, but just suppose. It’s winter. It’s 20 Below. And you’re hungry. There are a lot of holes. Which […]
It is a rule of magpie society that no-one gets a picture. Absolutely not allowed. I got lucky!
Sunrise? No, Lakerise!
At first, we spot bone, skeletons and ribs. We look. Fish, I’d say. Then we notice it is ice and turn away. That first look, though, the eye’s own look, is the […]
Splutt! Fortunately, it was a small asteroid, and from a Near Earth orbit. Looks like it hurt, though. Best to keep an eye on those things! And wear a hard hat.