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Planting Family Trees

I love trees. All sizes, colors, species — as long as they’re natives, of course. No invasive exotic species, please!

We’ve all appreciated the welcome shade of a wide-reaching oak, or the Christmasy scent of pines in a cozy grove. 485 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Worth the Wait: Milkweed Magic

In the southeastern US piedmont region where I live, I am happy to report that more and more homeowners are adding native pollinator gardens to their landscapes. 1,287 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Spicebush for Birds and Butterflies

Does your yard include a bit of shade, perhaps at the edge of a stand of taller trees, with soil that remains relatively moist — even wet — for most of the year? 474 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Ode to Joe

My corner of southeastern US Piedmont has been blessed with steady — but not excessive — rainfall all summer this year. I cannot remember a growing season like this one. 806 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Week 24 Local Sherlock Holmes Part II (Australia)

There has been a lot of animal news recently.  The ongoing removal of tigers, living and dead – both whole and in body parts – from the ‘Tiger Temple’ in Thailand is yet another reminder to travellers to please not support  the… 571 more words


Week 23 Local 'Sherlock Holmes' (Australia)

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Hound of the Baskervilles

And so it is with many kangaroos at the moment.

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A Royal Visitor

Just yesterday, I was talking to a woman who had been bitten by a copperhead the previous day. She was incredibly lucky. She was weeding a densely packed flowerbed — bare-handed — when she felt a sudden hard sting on two knuckles. 849 more words

Native Wildlife