Ivy Diary: Front

Hedera Helix.

This stuff was EVERYWHERE! We still haven’t removed most of the pulled ivy vines from the property.  This plant invades woodland areas and aggressively displaces native vegetation.   259 more words


Back Yard: Site Goals

Shooting for SILVER level certification with the Backyard Habitat Certification Program

We got the site report for our property and learned there was actually 23,222 sq. 271 more words


Where is the map?

After coming across someone who was on a cycle trip between Ballarat and Daylesford recently and who was without a proper map or a clear idea of the forest tracks, I would like to  highlight… 74 more words

Places To Visit

Growing up, I always felt like a fish out of water.

I couldn’t wait to flee the country of my birth…Texas.

Yes, I know Texas isn’t a country. 766 more words

Sambucus nigra

Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra

Phonetic: sam-BYOO-kus NY-gruh

Common Name(s): Black Elderberry/European Elderberry

Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: North Africa, Asia, Europe
Plant Type: Shrub/small tree
Persistence: Deciduous… 204 more words


Natural Habitat

A quick animal documentary presentation of the natural habitat of the Chickens.