Category Archives: Natural History
Take a good look at the seedpod on this common blue violet, Viola sororia. Here’s a close up. Sorta alien lookin‘, aren’t they?
Here’s a bee. ———-> <——— And here’s a fly. So, what’s the difference? Bees: fluffy, long antenna, four wings. Flies: not fluffy, short antenna, two wings. Not a perfect distinction, but a good starting … Continue reading
Many good things about anticipating an annual plant sale. It reduces the purchase of plants as a form of immediate gratification. A plant could be thought about, researched, mentally transplanted, and finally rejected after it is realized that it actually pretty … Continue reading
Nothin’ much this week. Just a nice photo of a Stokes’ Aster, Stokes laevis. Enjoy.
…or there was. The cat was mildly amused. The snake, less so. The reptile warded off the cat through liberal release of a particularly horrendous smelling substance. They were separated, the snake released outside and the corner scrubbed. And scrubbed. … Continue reading
Four reasons why you should weed your gravel driveway during the rain: 1.). It is cooler, so you won’t get as uncomfortable. 2.) Heavy clay soils are looser when damp, so it is easier. 3.) The critters are still out … Continue reading