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Snow Days

The forecasters predicted my area could receive as much as 6-8 inches of dry snow on January 7, but warm air pushed up from the south, so we ended up with 2.5 inches of sleet and 0.5 inch of snow on top. 798 more words

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A New Year's Eve Walkabout

We knew rains — significant rains — were promised for New Year’s Day, so Wonder Spouse and I took advantage of a mild New Year’s Eve Day to wander about our five acres. 482 more words

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Doing the best with what we are given

Vultures, like these Turkey Vultures here, have an image problem. You know the cartoon cliché of a man dying of thirst in a desert, vultures circling, patiently waiting for the man to expire. 470 more words

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Week 51 Frog Safe (Australia)

Last night we watched a David Attenborough documentary about fabulous frogs, it really was fabulous!

Definitely worth watching if you’re having a good day, bad day or anything in between. 356 more words


Rewilding -- what's it all about?

There has been a lot of publicity about the concept of ‘rewilding’.  And I have read quite a lot of what has been written about it.  482 more words

The Flax (Harakeke) & The Drunken Tui

Most days when we walk along the river there is always a fluttering of tui around the flax plants.  Watching the tui balance itself just quick enough to dart from frond to frond is quite impressive.   223 more words

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For Late-Season Blooms, Think Ironweed

New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis) has always been a volunteer wildflower on my floodplain. That’s the native habitat for this passionately purple wildflower. This year when we built a new pollinator flower bed, I had an excuse to plant more ironweed. 417 more words

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