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Fawn lily, Knockan HIll Park, April 4 2013

Spring wildflowers, Knockan Hill Park

Forget the hundreds of millions of cherry blossoms in Victoria right now: the first wildflowers of the year are blooming on Knockan Hill Park.

Eastern grey squirrel, photo by TexasDarkHorse, flickr

Invasive species are in the eye of the beholder

When Nature Boy took down the backyard thicket of Himalayan blackberries, he gave little thought to what would come after. Thousands of broom and Daphne laureola seeds that had lain dormant for decades sprouted. Ivy and periwinkle quickly spread into the gap. These plants have no place in the ready-made Read more →

city non-sidewalk, by Jay-P at www.flickr.com/photos/esqenzo

Pedestrians need to advocate for their interests

Victoria Times Colonist, December 15, 2012—Before I moved to Saanich, I never thought a person could suffer from sidewalk envy. But here I am, living on a somewhat busy street in a neighbourhood that shed its last rural traces decades ago. On one side of the street, a ditch drains stormwater Read more →

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