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Winter has arrived with a cold wind.

Paw paws at their best for salad.
Close up of a carpet snake.
One snake is still about despite the cooler weather. A sick hen in the hen house, hurt her leg in a hen attack. Odd how hens always attack a vulnerable  one.

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June 24, 2019 · 2:18 am

Nimbin Rocks.

 

Greg’s visit here for a few days meant we had time to visit Nimbin via the beautiful Mt Warning.

Very noticeable along the route was the many workers trimming and mowing the road verges so when driving back over our road in this supposedly Green Shire, it was with huge disappointment to see the weed spraying ute spraying directly from a hose onto the verges and into the drains. Raining too.

https://www.ecowatch.com/co2-levels-top-415-ppm-2637007719.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

Nimbin was a pleasant experience. Small grocery shops with beautifully arranged fruit and vegetables. A wide range of local art with me spending large on cards and prints. A tasty vegetarian breakfast of roasted vegetables and salad with haloumi and a decent hot coffee.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-18/farmers-use-regenerative-agriculture-to-fuel-biodiversity/11111066

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May 16, 2019 · 10:12 pm

From the Guardian.

A person walks past a mural showing prime minister Scott Morrison holding a lump of coal

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/07/un-environment-warning-10-key-points-and-what-australia-must-do

A London council is growing a seven-mile long “bee corridor” of wildflowers in an effort to boost the numbers of pollinating insects this summer.
Brent Council in north London is sowing 22 wildflower meadows in the borough’s parks and open spaces, which together will form 50,000sq m of new flowering spaces and stretch seven miles in length.

The council said it believed the initiative to be the first of its kind in the capital.


The authority said workers were ploughing plots that have been picked as meadow areas. Once the ground is ready, seeds including ragged robin, cowslip and common poppy are to be sown to encourage more visits from pollinating insects.

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May 8, 2019 · 2:03 am

May 4th.

A damp week just past. 3 days slashing lantana around the edge of rain forest regen areas. Rapid growth within the last few weeks following patchy rain.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/album-covers-best-iconic-all-time-the-beatles-velvet-underground-the-strokes-a8898821.html

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May 4, 2019 · 9:46 pm

Showers.

Amanita Ananiceps ?  No common name. 

At the back door.

The swallowtail ( orchid) spent 10 minutes touching leaves of all plants surrounding a lime tree which it finally settled on.

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April 10, 2019 · 2:12 am

 

Apr 5, 2019 —
“ This is what a dying bee looks like when it has been poisoned – they die with their tongues sticking out. I have lots of these in the grass in front of my hive. See the pollen on her legs? That would be dandelion pollen. This is what happens when we participate in a culture that sees dandelions in a yard as a failure of citizenry rather than a symbol that you recognize that vanity and conformity are not more important than survival. Please stop spraying your weeds. “ Stephanie Jordan

Please sign these petitions

http://www.change.org/Glyphosate

http://www.change.org/banneonicotinoids

These chemicals associated with GMO farming do not appear on food labels and are being found in honey and other products.

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April 6, 2019 · 5:02 am

Brexit and food.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/02/us-ambassador-to-uk-woody-johnson-under-fire-over-defence-of-chlorinated-chicken-post-brexit-jay-rayner

https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/the-vanishing-flights-of-the-monarch-butterfly?utm_social-type=owned%26utm_source=twitter%26utm_medium=social%26utm_brand=tny%26mbid=social_twitter

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March 2, 2019 · 11:12 pm