Category Archive for 'Trees'

return to the redwoods – part 3

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

There is a new post up at my travel blog Journey to the Center.

between earth and sky — a review

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees
by Nalini M. Nadkarni
University of California Press, 2008.
How best to describe Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees? A compendium of facts, anecdotes, literature, and images pertaining to human interaction with trees? Tree canopy biologist, Nalini Nadkarni, has drawn on her [...]

i’m seeing red

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

I’m seeing red — leaves, that is. The Red Maple on the front lawn has just begun to change colour. Soon, the nearby Sugar Maple (not pictured) will be glowing golden-orange. The High-bush Cranberries are a deep reddish-purple. While out for my evening walk in the woods yesterday, I was [...]

don’t miss…..

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Festival of the Trees 14 at Via Negativa.
and
Circus of the Spineless 23 at Words & Pictures.
and
Friday Ark #150 at the Modulator.

biodversity in the garden

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus auratus) on Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)
Yesterday, robin from Dharma Bums commented:
Someday, if you haven’t already done so, maybe you could tell us what you planted to attract all these incredible spiders into your spider garden. You do have such an inspiring diversity of species there.
Shortly after I began this blog, I wrote [...]

golden days

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Until this week, most of the wildflowers around the farm have been white. Consequently, most of the Misumena vatia spiders I’ve been seeing have also been white. However, that has begun to change now that the Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are in bloom. This week, I’ve been finding yellow phase spiders – [...]

Day Two – full of little surprises

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Our second day of bioblitzing took place at a couple of our favourite conservation areas in the Lanark Highlands region of eastern Ontario. We didn’t encounter anything near as exciting as the encounter with the snapping turtle seen the previous day, but we did discover many wonderful little surprises that might have been overlooked [...]