Spring Things

On Thursday, April 12, we shared an update, via John Tschopp, of western toads mating, and invited people to share the things that signal spring to them. Here's what spring looks like, through our collective eyes! Baby Stellar Jays - Diane Zaste Hummingbirds come looking for your feeder - Tat7ush Peters The song of the … Continue reading Spring Things

Seasonal observations: It’s spring and love is in the air

My favourite correspondent, John Tschopp, has broken away from his usual orthithological themed observations to share this one, for our collective phenology journal. Phenology, derived from the Greek word phaino, meaning "to show or appear," is literally "the science of appearance." It is a segment of ecology focused on the study of periodic plant and animal lifecycle … Continue reading Seasonal observations: It’s spring and love is in the air

Nutrition: Garlic Scapes and the joy of eating in the spring time

Spring is here! After the inward time of winter, spring awakens our senses, brings new shoots and new growth and vibrant colours all around us. Naturally we want to spend more time outdoors in order to absorb the fresh air and welcome the return of vegetation all around us. In Chinese medicine, spring is the … Continue reading Nutrition: Garlic Scapes and the joy of eating in the spring time