Ecosystem Restoration

FIGHTING BACK AT BUCK RUB

It seems I live in a bad neighborhood, roamed by a destructive gang.   The authorities are helpless.  The gang has become too big and too powerful.  When I see the wreck they are making of so many promising young lives, I am strongly tempted to buy a gun. I’m talking, […]

GREEN YOUR GRASS – NEWEST STRATEGIES

Though I think that the expanses of turf that constitute most lawns have  all the classy appeal of Astroturf, and are an generally an environmental travesty, there are some things to be said for this stuff: Prevents erosion Slows down runoff Filters water Is better than a non-permeable surface So, […]

IF BUGS WROTE BOOKS

If bugs wrote books, they would probably begin their book on the human era, “It was the best of times.  It was the worst of times…..”  They would probably consider it a slightly scary book. I thought the Master Gardener Volunteer program (see my post Becoming a Master Gardener )  […]

Pondweed Paradox

Amphibians seem to be under siege these days, but in our little pond, they are thriving, so I hate to mess with success.  Nonetheless, I have watched the pond pack itself more tightly every year with some kind of pondweed. I thought it was Eurasian Milfoil, but what is growing […]