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From the Guardian.

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

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.

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May 4, 2019 · 9:46 pm


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

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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.

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March 2, 2019 · 11:12 pm

Extreme week.

2 days hit 40 degree heat.
Luckily my house guest from Perth found a nice flowing pool in the creek to cool off in.
Spot one of many spiders that could be seen on the creeks edge.

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February 16, 2019 · 10:16 pm

Happy Birthday to Nadia.

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January 27, 2019 · 12:13 am