WATER BUTTONS, BUTTONWEED (Cotula coronophifolia) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)

Water Buttons are a native of South Africa, but naturalised in all Australian states and New Zealand. These hairless, low-growing, perennial herbs flower in Winter and Spring and grow on a range of soils from sandy loam to clay, but are restricted to wet soils that are periodically flooded according to Mr Google. They generally […]

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Nature’s Wilder Side Almanac 2019 — Oakland County Blog

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY JANUARY The first days of January signal a New Year of adventures along the trails, and in the parks and wildlands of Oakland County. Snowy Owls, the denizens of the Arctic tundra irrupt into Michigan most winters confirming the season of snow has arrived – even when it’s delayed. Snowy Owls […]

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Lilacs in Parry Sound

I so love this time of year, when spring-floweing shrubs and trees explode with colour along streets and sidewalks, and in so many gardens. Who can resist iheir intoxicating fragrances as they waft gently through the air. Lilacs are my favourite.