The replacement of lawn with gravel to save a rain shadow valley from drought is based on the principle of laying plastic down over the living earth and smothering it so that […]
Please, forget carbon dioxide for just a minute, if you can. It’s a symptom, not a cause. There is worse. Nature in Canada This mule deer doe is trapped by fences on […]
A native plant that returns disturbed soil to its natural state and makes most excellent summer-in-a-bottle for those winter days is called a weed? Dandelion and Peach Forever Really, we should be […]
Some things are sobering. Here’s a cold frame (a glassed-in seedbed, for early growing) from 1978, updated for the new Okanagan in the age of vineyardization. Before 1978, this was an orchard, […]
Road shoulders are for living. Watch where you park that Ford!
Canada is a big country. Here’s a tiny piece of it in the west. What you’re looking at is a bit of a collision between a volcano and a seabed off the […]
Magpie double nester along the Grey Canal Trail in Vernon. Nice, huh! Orchard and mountain view.
If you’ve ever met a goose, you’ll understand. If you’ve never met a goose, welcome to the fun.
When salmon come back to the rivers from the sea, they cease to feed, but will snap at beautifully-tied flies out of reflex, and are hooked. Well, ya. Wouldn’t you bite at […]
I spent the early winter reading a beautiful and, unfortunately, incomplete book: Crossing Home Ground, by David Pitt-Brooke. It records an epic walk through the grasslands of Southern British Columbia: my own […]