Category Archives: Ecology and Environment

My First Slime Mold

Our backyard is like no other backyard in town.  It’s somewhat of a liminal place, located as it is on the exact boundary where the town ends and the country begins.  On the country side, the lower corner of our yard is a tangle … Continue reading

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P is for Pine

Whenever I write about a tree, I feel like I always introduce it as “one of my favourite trees.”  The western redcedar, the “tree of life” to many west coast peoples, is one of my favourite trees.  So is the … Continue reading

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Spotted Photo Theme: Leaves

Last month’s photo theme was nature, which is a theme that could probably describe 90% of the photos that I take.  I love taking nature photos not just because I love nature, but also because of all the diverse colours, … Continue reading

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Spotted Photo Theme: Green

Green is my favourite colour, and has been for as long as I can remember.  On one level I suppose my love for this colour reflects my love for plants and nature in general, but mainly it is simply a … Continue reading

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Rock Flipping: Two Worms and a Pill-bug

Today is International Rock Flipping Day, a day to get outside and discover what critters lurk below rocks at the edges of our backyards, vacant lots, alleyways, and other wild and not-so-wild places. I was a bit worried about this … Continue reading

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