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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

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.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/110484203/weedkiller-ban-busting-christchurchs-budget-for-pest-plant-eradication

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/18/tesla-big-battery-is-holding-its-own-in-a-burgeoning-energy-storage-market

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February 16, 2019 · 10:16 pm

Happy Birthday to Nadia.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/28/cane-toads-wouldnt-have-made-it-inside-csiros-biocontrol-program

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January 27, 2019 · 12:13 am

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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/dec/25/bacon-cancer-link-head-of-un-agency-at-heart-of-furore-defends-its-work
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/gallery/2018/dec/26/from-george-pell-to-roger-the-ripped-kangaroo-australias-2018-in-pictures
https://civileats.com/2018/12/21/why-food-insecurity-is-a-global-farmworker-issue/

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December 25, 2018 · 12:52 pm