Nature’s gift of exercise

The mud in the woods has evolved from chocolate cake batter to bread dough. It feels like kneading to walk. This morning was the first time this month I completed my habitual 1.25-mile circuit without detouring around Sloughs of Despond … Continue reading

Supporting native insects is easy

Vanessa virginiana (American painted lady) on Antennaria dioica (pussytoes) Yesterday I planted two drought-tolerant native Ontario wildflowers in my front garden: Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed) and Antennaria dioica (pussytoes). I wanted to support native insects in my backyard habitat. Globally … Continue reading