Archive for November, 2006

christmas decorations?

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Over the past week or two, it seems that someone’s been busy decorating trees throughout the gardens. Yesterday, I found this pine cone lodged in the branches of a small apple tree. That little yellow dot off to the left is an apple that is lodged in a lilac bush. Here’s another [...]

i and the bird #37

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

The I and the Bird #37 bird blog carnival is now up at Five Wells. Do make time to check it out!

late autumn insect activity

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

On Saturday, in addition to measuring our first big tree, we hiked about 5 or 6 kilometers through Murphy’s Point Provincial Park. We found the Sylvan Trail sign-in box occupied by a mass of Harmonia axyridis lady beetles (click on above photo for larger view). For the past few weeks, we’ve been finding [...]

our ‘big tree’ project

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Recently, the focus of our weekend hikes has changed to keep step with the seasons. We don’t see many insects now, the birds are less in number, and most plants have died back or dried to their leafless winter state. At this time of the year we turn our attention to those things [...]

in the redwoods – part four

Monday, November 27th, 2006

This is the fourth and (maybe) final post in a series on the Coast Redwood forests that we visited in September and October. Click on these links to view parts one, two, and three.
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As evidenced by the above sign, these Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) are big trees in almost every respect. With [...]

in the redwoods – part three

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

This is the third in a series of posts on the Coast Redwood forests that we visited in September and October. Click on these links to view parts one and two.
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When you’re in the redwoods, you will soon notice that new life seems to be springing from even the most ancient and [...]

friday ark #114

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

All aboard for the best of this week’s animal blogging at Friday Ark #114 on the Modulator.