If you’re interested in making the switch, there are several things you should know. I use the most popular flavor of Linux: Ubuntu (currently 16.04 Xenial Xerus) so my advice will be tailored to that distribution, though there will be some degree of generality among distributions. Interestingly, nowadays it seems all the popular OS have […]Continue reading..Working in Linux, in a Windows World
I walked the Amity trail from Skyline Pkwy down to the creek, and back. Along the way I saw… blue-bead lily northern bluebells pale vetchling On May 14, someone posted a pic of golden Corydalis in bloom along the trail. They said if you go in from the Vermilion Road access, it is on the right, not very […]Continue reading..Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory – Amity Trail
Here’s the checklist with seasonal probabilities for the area. George C. Reifel Pacific loon mew gull glaucous-winged gull red-breasted sapsucker Hammond’s flycatcher Pacific-slope flycatcher northwestern crow bushtit Pacific wren black-throated gray warbler black-headed grosbeakContinue reading..Planning Birding Vancouver City this Fall!
(Yes, the title is a shameless reference to my favorite current era singer! I haven’t decided yet whether or not this is going to become its own section of my blog.) I’m sure we’ve all had frustrating conversations at some point with hardened “climate deniers” (I’m not sure I like that term, though, as it […]Continue reading..Thinking Out Loud: Climate Change
Today, someone spotted a gray comma at Hartley nature park. Maybe I’ll have to go there and check it out! I may have seen this species before, but I can’t remember, nor can I remember how to ID it. It will be a good excuse to go back and study commas.Continue reading..Gray Comma Spotted @ Hartley Park!
As prior mentioned, I “deconstructed” the histograms on Mike’s site to list species by their peak occurrence dates. This is mostly to help me, as I’m learning butterflies, to know what’s occurring here when. For this week… pink-edged sulphur: wooded barrens w/blueberries common ringlet northern cloudywing Indian skipper dusted skipper pepper and salt skipperContinue reading..Douglas Co., WI Butterflies – 2nd Week June
49 N 42 S -96 E -105 WContinue reading..Dakotas Bounding Coordinates
I went to a Story Circles workshop and the author pontificated on how we’ve screwed up the climate change narrative, from “An Inconvenient Truth” onward. I can’t help but think he’s right, and it’s something I keep coming back to in my mind, so I figured I’d write a little about my experience with it. […]Continue reading..How We’ve Botched the Climate Change Narrative
waterfront… black oystercatcher black turnstone surfbird wandering tattler rock sandpiper Clover Point: Heermann’s gull If we want to find a skylark… island view nursery spots along Hwy 17: central Saanich bulb fields Victoria international airport Rocky Point Bird Observatory black-throated gray warbler black-headed grosbeak Cassin’s vireo Hammond’s flycatcher Steller’s jay Hutton’s vireo Pacific-slope flycatcher Race […]Continue reading..Planning Birding Victoria This Fall!
Today, my naturalist boyfriend suggested we check out Stone Chimney Rd. It was amazing for butterflies! There were too many to focus on, and several lifers for me. So, the linked list is only those I could get close enough to identify. There’s no room for e.g. entering a record to genus. To add onto […]Continue reading..Brule Glacial Spillway State Natural Area