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The black box

Back in about 1960 I investigated the idea of learning to fly, because my father had decided that I should become a doctor and a missionary and fly into darkest Africa and do good for all man kind. 598 more words

Noxious weeds – we don’t want ‘em

We’re being invaded! By noxious weeds and invasive plants, that is. Each year, landowners and public agencies in Washington state spend millions of dollars to control or eradicate these invaders, which can seriously damage our native species and ecosystems. 304 more words

Conservation & Natural Areas

Finding Someone New!

Sometimes finding new things is bad, like discovering that the morning-glory so loved by your neighbor, that has been killing all of your plants, has now begun to travel into parts of your garden it had not been seen prior. 259 more words


Schedule of Noxious Weeds Changes Effective January 1, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015 nine weeds were added and nine removed.

Effective January 1, 2015, the following nine weeds were added to the Schedule of Noxious Weeds (a regulation under the Weed Control Act): 175 more words


Yellow Ice Plant

Yellow ice plants have intrigued me since I first saw them many years ago along a freeway in Los Angeles. Slamming the brakes on a freeway in order to check out a roadside plant is not advised, thus  several years passed before I had the opportunity to closely examine another yellow ice plant. 374 more words

Nature Photography

When Buttercups are Bad: Co-Pasturing Field Day at Wild Geese Farm

Nancy Apolito, our Finance & HR Manager, sends in this report about her recent adventure in Western New York, staffing a field day in Rushford, NY at… 609 more words

Staff Afield


“The basis of all technique, considering the vast proportions of the creek valley erosion problem and the lack of funds for expensive construction works, must be some plant or plants which will hold banks…The plants adopted must be susceptible of cheap propagation from cuttings, must stand some drouth, make rapid growth, make a good mat of roots both above and below water table, and should be unpalatable to stock…[t]amarisk…holds out some promise.” 563 more words

Black Rock Desert