On the road to better times — Scottish pollinators

Road verges have been in the news of late. There is a growing realisation that these areas, if managed sympathetically for nature, can be places where wildflowers and wildlife can flourish, and high on the list of potential beneficiaries are pollinators. Much of what you may have read or seen will doubtless have been centred […]

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Wild Beauty

We’re now into the early days of summer and everywhere you look around the Parry Sound area, roadsides, ditches and meadows are filled with a beautiful collage of wildflowers.  Pollinators are busy collecting nectar, songbirds are singing the joys of warm days and new life, and the living is indeed easy, and a feast for the eyes!

A Wild bunch — The Lantern Room

A little group of diminutive wild strawberries and veronica (speedwell) in a grassy area of the garden. The garden is looking particularly lush and blossom-full at the moment due in part to the cooler slightly wetter weather conditions. It actually feels more like the Junes of the old days before we begun having the very […]

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Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve Officials: Don’t Land Your Helicopter in Our Fields to See Super Bloom — KTLA

Officials with the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve near Lancaster never thought they’d have to warn people not to land a helicopter in the middle of the fields – that is, until someone actually did. In light of that recent event, a warning was posted to the reserve’s Facebook page on Tuesday morning. “We never…

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There’s a Once-a-Decade ‘Super Bloom’ in the California Desert – for the 2nd Time in 2 Years — TIME

(BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif.) — It started with the desert lilies in December. Since then a wave of wildflower blooms has been crescendoing across Southern California’s Anza-Borrego desert in a burst of color so vivid it can be seen from mountain tops thousands of feet above. Two years after steady rains followed by warm temperatures caused…

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