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Banana Slug

I saw this banana slug while we were camping and I watch it carefully as it rushed (as only a slug can) toward a deadly mushroom. When I say deadly, it would kill a human if ingested but to the...

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Tide’s Out

Flying over the west coast of Vancouver Island gives one a whole new perspective. The trees look like miniatures made for a hobby railway and the seaweed just before the waterline looks like a...

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Halo Violet

This luscious little beauty is called a Halo Violet. Well actually it has a few names - Viola cornuta 'Halo Violet' (Horned Violet) to name a few. The gardening books say it's a compact...

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Birth Mother

Yesterday at the birdbath there appeared not one brown-headed cowbird but two. Why am I telling you this? Because... I wasn't very happy. Now, most birds I welcome into my backyard giving...