Posts from the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category

A murmuration of starlings in my back garden

Over lunch, I glanced out the window into our back garden. The sky was full of starlings. I grabbed my phone and stepped outside. When I…

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Do I Need to Sterilize This Deer Skull?

Last December, while visiting our property on Pender Island, we discovered the body of a recently-deceased fawn. It was on the road leading into our property,…

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The Endocrine Rosary

This is either funny, banal or rude. Or all three. I was reading this Slate article, discussing whether or not children were entering puberty earlier than…

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A Huge Root System on a West Coast Beach

Last weekend I was on an island in the Howe Sound, and discovered this massive stump and root system washed up on a rocky beach. In…

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Five Things I’ve Learned About My Apartment Composter

I’ve written before about our apartment composter. I wish my family had one when I was young, because watching the accelerated process of decay would have…

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Sustainable Christmas Trees Delivered to Your Door

Yesterday on Springwise I read about The Living Christmas Company, which delivers living, potted Christmas trees to your home in southern California. They pick them up…

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Chinchilla Lost and Found

For no reason in particular, lately I’ve been mentioning lost animal posters. The other day I saw a poster for a lost chinchilla named Finn. Is…

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Hey Pooches, Ease Off

I spotted this sign–on the ground, nowhere near a tree–yesterday: The bigger story here, obviously, is this: where did that tree find a Sharpie?

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