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Planting a Pollinator Garden

On Friday I talked about the Million Pollinator Challenge and I linked to the site. Today I am going to get more specific about one aspect of that challenge, planting your garden. 379 more words

Backyard Wildlife

Native Wild Currant

The blooms are the wild red current are very showy in the front yard near the county road. Soon the leaves will open and fill the plant with vibrant green along with the blooms. 139 more words


Black and White Sunday: After and Before Y1-04

The after and before photos of a little Scarlet Honeyeater, the smallest of Australias honeyeaters, in an Australian native tree, a Pink Euodia. Scarlet Honeyeaters whizz around my garden like red jewels flashing in the sun.


A Hike at Cold Canyon

One of the most popular spring hikes in Yolo County is a trail that starts near the base of  Monticello Dam, on Putah Creek… 357 more words


Earth Day: A Day for Science

“What do we want? 

Evidence-based science!

When do we want it?

After peer review!”

-Protest Chant

The world is a beautiful place. Science can allow us to better understand its processes, and it doesn’t have to detract from the magic of this planet. 426 more words

First Adventure in our Adventurer -RV Trip #52

Over the Easter weekend, the first weekend after picking up our new RV, we headed to the coast to stay at Half Moon Bay State Beach. 302 more words

RV Trips

New York Ironweed / Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed grows about 4-6′ tall, great for the back of the border.  Bright purple in late summer.  Sturdy, totally drought-resistant once established.  Hairy leaves repel deer.

Sun-loving Plants