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Richard Powell
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Attended University of Victoria
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A plea for sardines and kindness.
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Is the Admirable Bolete really that Admirable?
Well, yes actually, it is a very admirable bolete. Many say it is second only to the King Bolete in our area, but I wouldn't know because I've never found a King. Jessica Wolf says she just found a Queen Bolete. Lucky girl. So far, for me, Boletus mirabilis...
Well, yes actually, it is a very admirable bolete. Many say it is second only to the King Bolete in our area, but I wouldn't know because I've never found a King. Jessica Wolf says she just found a Queen Bolete. Lucky girl. So far, for me, Boletus mirabilis is the best boletus I have tasted.
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13 October 2014 Suillus brevipes Sulfer Tuft?     Gomphidius glutinosus?     Still not sure what this is....     Suillus lakei   Lycoperdon perlatum
Disclaimer: I am an amateur and post information on this blog for entertainment and research purposes only. None of the information on this blog should be used to identify and eat wild food of any sort. If you are interested in collecting and eating wild mushrooms, please take a course from a ...
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White Chanterelles
Monday 08 September 2014 Several days of rain in August and a day of light rain a week or so ago has brought out the White Chanterelles. I filmed a little video of the find: Cooked a bunch of them for dinner last night, and breakfast this morning. Very firm...
I filmed a little video of the find: Cooked a bunch of them for dinner last night, and breakfast this morning. Very firm, on the verge of being too dry, but they pick up the butter really nicely, making for a very creamy smooth texture in the mouth with good tooth. This reminds me of just how ...
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Hey Richard,

Email me if you can please at dratkits@hotmail.com thanks. Re: mushrooms
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After circling each other for about 20 minutes (see previous video), my Celestial Pearl Danios progress to glancing blows off of each others. Fascinating behaviour in such tiny fish.
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I like the teeny tiny shrimps
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Fluted Black Elfin Saddle, Golden Chanterelles, Hedgehog
Helvella lacunosa  Found these Fluted Black Elfin Saddles today, along with a few Chanterelles and one lone Hedgehog. Was surprised to find the hedgehog! Hydnum umbilicatum Golden Chanterelles
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October 8, 2014 At Morrell Sanctuary
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Sanborn Paddle Review -- Custom Built Borealis
Back in the beginning of June Paul and I tried out two canoes at Alberni Outpost 's Demo Days. Due to the sheer numbers of people at such events, the paddles included for trying are bullet proof. Literally. See them there below in the boats? The ones we use...
Back in the beginning of June Paul and I tried out two canoes at Alberni Outpost's Demo Days. Due to the sheer numbers of people at such events, the paddles included for trying are bullet proof. Literally. See them there below in the boats? The ones we used could have stopped bullets because ...
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Harewood Lake
Latitude/Longitude: N 49° 5' 58.70"   W 123° 57' 9.76" ( 49.09964 , -123.95271 ) Trip Dates: July 28, 2014 In my post on Nanaimo Urban Lakes I mentioned that I had not found a good place to put in on Harewood Lake. Thanks to the comments of two helpful comm...
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Mushroom Wind
I've always wondered how some mushrooms effectively spread their spores when they barely get above the forest duff. Here is part of the answer: Mushrooms Make Their Own Wind . LiveScience  | 



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  • Island Crisis Care Society
    Manager of Policy and Publications, 2001 - present
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Nanaimo, BC
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Nelson, BC - Prince Albert - Victoria
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The journey itself is home.
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I am interested in nature, beauty, and meaning. For more see my Longer Profile.

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Two Books: Wabi Sabi Simple and Wabi Sabi for Writers
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  • University of Victoria
    Psychology, 1986 - 1988
  • David Thompson Univ
    Writing, 1983 - 1985
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