23 10, 2021

Preparing the Wildlife Garden for Winter

2021-10-23T15:10:35-04:00Saturday, October 23, 2021|

Some simple suggestions ... Faithful readers of our posts will have gathered some ideas about how to attract wildlife to their gardens over spring, summer and early fall but now winter approaches and what do we do with all those native plants still standing tall? The neighbours are starting to look askance. [...]

22 10, 2021

“Stunky Owls?”

2021-10-22T10:02:43-04:00Friday, October 22, 2021|

Computer Translation ... of a sort I am more and more coming to appreciate the wilder shores of the Facebook computer language translation system ... so much more fun than relying on Google to do the job. They discover brand new and unrecorded species every day. Here is the original French : [...]

21 10, 2021

Winter Arrivals

2021-10-21T13:57:26-04:00Thursday, October 21, 2021|

Dark-eyed Juncos As the temperatures start to fall towards zero (a few days yet) and the cold rain falls we are beginning to see the first arrivals of birds form the north that usually spend the winter with us. Today there was a flock of over a dozen Dark-eyed Juncos busily working [...]

19 10, 2021

Back for Winter?

2021-10-19T17:54:45-04:00Tuesday, October 19, 2021|

A Carolina Wren Although we see them every year now, the Carolina Wrens are still uncommon, not to say rare, around here. Last winter we had two (at least?) on our feeders almost daily and in the spring a pair nested in a flower pot on our front porch and fledged a [...]

11 10, 2021

Golden Colours

2021-10-15T18:57:29-04:00Monday, October 11, 2021|

One year ago we had planned to spend a weekend away to celebrate our 50th anniversary but covid meant it all had to be cancelled at the last minute - quite a disappointment. A couple of golden oldies Good things come to he/she who waits however and we have just celebrated [...]

6 10, 2021

Personal Thoughts on Social Media

2021-10-06T16:48:39-04:00Wednesday, October 6, 2021|

Is it as bad as all that? Recent revelations about the sins of social media and especially the Facebook/WhatsApp/Instagram empire have caused me to pause and think. I wonder if you agree with me? Undoubtedly, there is a lot of scope in a profit-driven organization like FB for misuse, even if due to [...]

4 10, 2021

Where the Wild Things Are

2021-10-04T14:41:49-04:00Monday, October 4, 2021|

Around the edge of the garden is a quite dense thicket of bushes and trees where the outdoor staff, the "Wild Things". do whatever it is they do. Just every now and again I venture in there to see what's happening and to collect the rent. [...]

27 09, 2021

“Vegging Out” – season number eight

2021-09-27T14:36:00-04:00Monday, September 27, 2021|

At the end of September we successfully completed the eighth season in a row at the Garden at Fritz where, as faithful followers will know, our community grows free and fresh and organic produce for local food banks (click the link to know more) The numbers have to be tallied but a rough [...]

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