This book is a grassland in written form. That is: it is a community of living beings in a geographic space created by grass, just as hemlocks and western red cedars create […]
What is Grass For?
The way we look at grass says a lot about our world. For instance, from a cattleman’s perspective, the bunchgrass below is something to graze. From a longer perspective, it is something […]
Pop Up Recording Studios in the North Okanagan
Bunchgrass writes on grass in a couple of ways. First, by providing shelter to the small people and encouraging them to write their stories. An, second, by listening to the wind. And […]
Social Politics Among the Deer People
The big buck gets the does. Just off to the side, separated by only a dozen metres of grass, this little buck had two young females with him. Any stories about deer […]
If You Lose the Water, You Lose the Land
Lichen is a colonizer. It eats rock and releases minerals that other plants can use. Most of the lichen on the stone below has died. It’s a good chance to see the […]
A Ring Around The Sun
Light travels at 299 792 458 metres per second, and if you can’t see that, don’t worry: you almost can. When cloud is pushed very high by heat, and thins, and spreads out to […]
Where is the Sun? On Earth!
See, here’s the thing about the globe in the sky. You can make it yours, as the Oregon grape does in bloom… … or you can gather it in as the […]
Hope for the Earth: Settler Lessons from the Voles
The bunches grass bunches up. With the help of snow, it mounds. We could call it mound grass. We could call it a village. Note the vole highway in the lower centre […]
How Grassy is Grassland? Very.
The grass that grows in clumps… … make a pattern that the mice and gophers follow under the snow. In this way, they deepen the grid. That the grass makes. In […]
Let the Sun Be Our Guide
The hips of the wild rose are red so that we will see them, pick them, and carry their seeds with us. Other people, like deer and birds, are targeted in the […]