Here’s an example of how British Columbia property law and land use determines the physical characteristics of the land itself. Here’s one of our treasures, the Brittly Prickly Pear. That lovely green […]
So, let’s say you want to eat wild rose petals, but don’t want to get eaten in turn and aren’t, say, as big as a mule deer and so, as far as […]
When they’re happy, they climb the grass. When worried, they go back down. This is slow motion life. Try it again. Up. Down. I can’t help but think that a native grass […]
Nine years ago, I spotted a monarch larva on the milkweed up the hill, and even saw a monarch fluttering around. That was the last one. The milkweed continues to bloom, although […]
The arrow-leafed balsam root is a great world for crab spiders, wasps, flies and bees, and blooms across the hills in the spring, one of the few native plants that can resist […]
Oh, just roll in that pollen. Come on,you know you want to. It’s climbing out again that’s hard. Whew. But, hey, whoa. Bye.
It’s Beetle Time!
Yellow Jacket Wasp Because of her mighty sting, she’s a good one to imitate. This beetle is doing well by it. So is this mantid fly. In return, wasp pretends to be […]
Spider, hanging out. Home sweet home. John Day Painted Hills, Oregon Beetles, hanging out. Life on a pink earth. John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon Western box elder bug (juvenile) a long way […]