Since it’s the end of semester, it’s been tricky finding time to sit and pour out a solid blog post. But I’m feeling committed to my blogging journey so this is going to have to be enough. 225 more words
Tags » Ecology
I love a good swale. They’re so when-you’ve-got-a-lemon-make-lemonade. In garden geek terms, a swale is a shallow ditch. But it is a ditch transformed.
A regular run-of-the-mill ditch catches the rain as it sheets off a gentle slope (like a lawn-covered front garden, for instance) and, in the case of suburban ditches like the one shown at left, channels the run-off to a collection point. 113 more words
Everyone’s talking about Banksy yet again, after the celebrated graffitist’s clever rendition of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” on the side of a building… 116 more words
October 24, 2014
Telltale signs of life have been discovered in rocks that were once 12 miles (20 kilometers) below Earth’s surface — some of the deepest chemical evidence for life ever found. 461 more words