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Susannah Anderson
Attended UNAM, Mexico City
Lives in Campbell River, BC, Canada
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Because my priorities are sadly askew. "Hey, who's important around here, limpets, or ME?"
Because my priorities are sadly askew. "Hey, who's important around here, limpets, or ME?"
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch ...
While I've been poking around weedy fields and stony beaches, life goes on apace in my aquarium. Snails are laying eggs, the amphipods are pairing up, and the anemones splitting up. (That's fine; that's how they multiply.) I counted 39 hermit crabs tonight,...
While I've been poking around weedy fields and stony beaches, life goes on apace in my aquarium. Snails are laying eggs, the amphipods are pairing up, and the anemones splitting up. (That's fine; that's how they multiply.) I ...
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Decisions, decisions!
My grandkids were visiting, and we were coming home from exploring Woodhus Creek , when we met a deer family, two adults and a fawn, beside the road. The kids got out of the car and walked over, and to my surprise, the deer looked at them and went on browsi...
My grandkids were visiting, and we were coming home from exploring Woodhus Creek, when we met a deer family, two adults and a fawn, beside the road. The kids got out of the car and walked over, and to my surprise, the deer lo...
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Re-thinking
Last November , I posted photos of a plant I'd found on the shore at Oyster Bay, tentatively identifying it as a stonecrop. Fat, yellow leaves and stems, crusted with frost.* Last week, I looked for the plant again, to see it in its summer colours. I'm not ...
Last November, I posted photos of a plant I'd found on the shore at Oyster Bay, tentatively identifying it as a stonecrop. Fat, yellow leaves and stems, crusted with frost.* Last week, I looked for the plant again, to see it ...
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One out of three
I drove 40 kilometres to wipe the wax off a berry. Sticky currant, R ibes viscosissimum . I had found several of these shrubs at Oyster Bay, and they looked like currants or gooseberries to me, even if they were the "wrong" colour, and had no spines. I came...
I drove 40 kilometres to wipe the wax off a berry. Sticky currant, Ribes viscosissimum. I had found several of these shrubs at Oyster Bay, and they looked like currants or gooseberries to me, even if they were the "wrong" col...
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Conundrum
Question: why does gumweed trap insects if it doesn't plan to eat them? Sticky gumweed bud, Grindelia stricta , with recent capture and bleached skeletons. Here in BC, we have 12 carnivorous plants . Among them, the sundews use glue to trap the insects. Gum...
Question: why does gumweed trap insects if it doesn't plan to eat them? Sticky gumweed bud, Grindelia stricta, with recent capture and bleached skeletons. Here in BC, we have 12 carnivorous plants. Among them, the sundews use...
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Not a pinhead
The camera's one eye is better than my two, even augmented by a big lens. I spent the afternoon searching for the pinhead hermit crabs in my tank, trying to get them to come to the glass, and then to sit still for a minute, long enough for the camera to fin...
The camera's one eye is better than my two, even augmented by a big lens. I spent the afternoon searching for the pinhead hermit crabs in my tank, trying to get them to come to the glass, and then to sit still for a minute, l...
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Pioneer
On sandstone exposed when the river goes dry, underwater come the fall rains, a bluebell plant homesteads in a sheltered corner, digging its taproot deep into the stone. Common harebells , in the Oyster River bed. Oyster River sandstone beds.
On sandstone exposed when the river goes dry, underwater come the fall rains, a bluebell plant homesteads in a sheltered corner, digging its taproot deep into the stone. Common harebells, in the Oyster River bed. Oyster River...
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How old is a flower?
Bees can tell. An older flower, and a honey bee with full bags of pollen. And a young flower. And this gumweed flower is half-way between the two above. Gumweeds are composites; their flower heads contain many smaller flowers, the petal-like ray flowers aro...
Bees can tell. An older flower, and a honey bee with full bags of pollen. And a young flower. And this gumweed flower is half-way between the two above. Gumweeds are composites; their flower heads contain many smaller flowe...
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Gone to seed
It's mid-August, and in our short northern summer, the nights are cool again. Leaves are turning yellow and red; below big maples, brown leaves crackle under my feet. In the sunny meadows and along the shoreline, the rush is on to get next year's seeds into...
It's mid-August, and in our short northern summer, the nights are cool again. Leaves are turning yellow and red; below big maples, brown leaves crackle under my feet. In the sunny meadows and along the shoreline, the rush is ...
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Happy as kings
“The world is so full of a number of things, I ’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.” ( Robert Louis Stevenson ) Funny how you miss things when you think you're paying attention, because there is just too much to see. Laurie and I tramped over this ar...
“The world is so full of a number of things, I ’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.” (Robert Louis Stevenson) Funny how you miss things when you think you're paying attention, because there is just too much to see. Lau...
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Not giving up
I'm still trying to identify that woolly plant . I went back to Oyster Bay this afternoon with a lens and a dark green umbrella to take another look. The lens wasn't much help, but the umbrella got rid of the glare and I could see better. I cast around unti...
I'm still trying to identify that woolly plant. I went back to Oyster Bay this afternoon with a lens and a dark green umbrella to take another look. The lens wasn't much help, but the umbrella got rid of the glare and I could...
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Mexico City - Toronto, ON - Ensenada - Seattle - Duncan OK - Tahsis BC - Vancouver BC - Bella Coola BC - Toluca MX - Houston TX
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I'm a nature blogger, from Delta, the Lower Fraser Valley, BC, Canada. I'm over 65, a lover of birds, green stuff, multi-legged beasties, and the critters that squirm, slither and scramble on our beaches.


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