Communities include grass and flowers, animals, insects, birds, trees, water, gravity, people, sun, rock, dust, soil and wind. Each contributes to maintaining a community balance. ANew communities built in the grasslands need […]
In the environment of the Intermontane Grasslands, in which more and more natural, diverse ecological space is being replaced by simple environments, one could make a strong argument that regulations have actually […]
What makes a plant a plant is not its growth. It’s not that it’s a “growing” thing. Neither is it that it spreads. Branching is popular, but not all plants branch. Similarly, […]
So, what benefit are orchards? I mean to the Earth. A great place for a coyote to hunt birds in the winter, as you can see from the tracks, so that’s useful. […]
Some winters, Canim Bay freezes. This is one of those winters. A desire for social distance has increased the number of skating rinks, though. Everyone together apart!
Well, our future is here now. That’s the Okanagan Lake shore at Ellison Park. You can see the ground up sand brought in to make a comfy sunbathing beach of it, and, […]
The west shore of Okanagan Lake burnt last summer, amidst the burns of years before. It was a terrible time last summer, but now that the year is in its last hours, […]
The human eye is gifted at reading scenes in colour, like the pool of water and ice in the snow below. Such blues and purples, it tells us! Such golds and dazzling […]
Really. Look at it hanging there at the level of the mountaintops, and no more. Boiling off, really!
When warmer water strikes in colder air, it brings objects to life, by bringing it across a boundary of energy into a new state. It does so by moving the boundary. Rain […]