Don’t Worry BEE Happy! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 320. Bumblebee Why don’t elephants use cellular phones? So the rest of the world won’t know their plans. Interesting Fact: The bumblebee tongue (the proboscis) is a long, hairy structure that extends from a sheath-like modified maxilla. The primary action of the tongue is lapping, that is, repeated dipping of the tongue into […]

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Autumn Berries — The Lantern Room

Bright red berries on a Hawthorn tree on a bright September day. The weather has certainly turned since the Equinox; we’ve had low pressure system after low pressure system every day for nearly a week. The rain is very welcome after a mostly dry September but there is a lot more to come this weekend […]

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WATTLE (Acacia) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)

Commonly known as WATTLE, Acacia is the largest genus of vascular plants in Australia. Australia’s national floral emblem is Acacia pycnantha, the Golden Wattle. Wattle Day is celebrated on the 1st of September each year. I never knew Acacia flowers also come in pink, (Sunshine Wattle – Acacia terminalis), until I moved to this western […]

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WATTLE (Acacia) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)

Commonly known as WATTLE, Acacia is the largest genus of vascular plants in Australia. Australia’s national floral emblem is Acacia pycnantha, the Golden Wattle. Wattle Day is celebrated on the 1st of September each year. I never knew Acacia flowers also come in pink, (Sunshine Wattle – Acacia terminalis), until I moved to this western […]

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Bulbs for All Seasons — The Peterborough & Area Master Gardeners

In the next few weeks, autumn will arrive and garden centres will fill their shelves with mums, ornamental cabbages and other fall flowers. And spring flowering bulbs will be available too! Spring bulbs like tulips and daffodils are planted in our gardens in the fall and appear the next spring. There is an upcoming opportunity […]

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