The scotch thistle is listed as a noxious weed in the Okanagan. The image below shows it after the first year of is growth. Now it’s ready to grow a tall stalk. […]
So, plucking the haws, that’s the easy part. But they’re freaking ornamental haws, right, and they have weird stem bits. And even without stem things they’re too, gasp, cough cough, wheeze, big. […]
Isn’t it a bitter irony that these beautiful birds, starlings, an invasive species here, are called pests and are electrocuted for it by the hundreds of thousands … … by that other […]
If you plant that lavender, the crab spiders will have nowhere to go, and they are the wolves of this ecosystem. Removing the top predator from a chain, in this case a […]
Sumac turning before its time, in the smoky sun. I’d say she’s done this before.
Blend in. Or look like you blew in on the wind. And hang on. That’s the way.
Shrimp skeletons on Okanagan Lake, eh. The little buggers were introduced to the lake over 40 years ago. Pretty sci-fi. Don’t worry. That sand is imported too. Oh, and the water? Aha. […]
Cheatgrass burns off a whole season’s water at once … in early March. By May, this will be a desert, and this fire will be red. This sagebrush-cheatgrass culture takes the place […]
Plastic Owl, Waiting for Its own Kind
A cuckoo is a bird that lays its eggs in other birds’ nests and lets them go about the hard work of raising them. It’s like that up on the hill. As […]