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Chokecherry Hotdogs

It is feeling like spring. The days are longer. The sun is higher. And a few plants have started to bloom. In a few weeks the early blooming chokecherry bush will turn the winds of spring into a fragment breeze; but, until then they continue to looks as they did all winter. 265 more words

New plans

Hooray! I got permission to start a new experiment this summer! This time no exotic location, however. I will stay with both feet on the university grounds, where I got access to almost 100 square meter of boring grassland on the experimental site of our research group. 258 more words


Old conservation, new conservation, true conservation

Should conservation science be united against the common enemy?

I’m sure most people know the scene from from Monty Python’s Life of Brian, where the text goes something like: “Brothers, we should be united against the common enemy! 721 more words


Ground Nesting Bees in the Garden

Earlier this year I wrote about planting for pollinators. In that post I briefly introduced various things that people can do to encourage pollinator activity in their yards and gardens. 557 more words

Gardening And Horticulture

Put A Zip On it!

Instead of swinging from a natural vine,

Not so benignly

Hordes of tourists nowadays form a beeline

To use a zip line

In many a once pristine chasm- 11 more words

Bats Are People Too

 I am a student of Environmental Science and Resource Management. Eventually it would be ideal to obtain a PhD and specialize in the biology/ecology and conservation of bats. 952 more words