The Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Program is a plan to prevent introduction of non-native species to BC. Recently when heading off for some spring lake fishing we were stopped at a checkpoint on #1 highway for a mandatory invasive species inspection of our boat. The conservation officer explained that there is a current concern for two […]
Biodiversity & ecosystems: plants, animals & habitat, climate change.
2017 Top tweets of the year. This year has been unusually busy for Caramel and Parsley especially in the second half of the year. It is interesting how trends and people’s interests change over the years. Here are the top tweets for each month in 2017 : Top Tweets for 2017 in Review January The top […]
New Years Day was definitely a Winter’s Day in the Fraser Valley after a chilling and very icy few days. Living in the Fraser Valley and northern British Columbia for many years, I do not recall an extended cold weather experience like this with the freezing rain. The icy conditions have caused havoc on the […]
2017 a remarkable year millions of us will remember for a vast number of reasons: many related to changing climate, both here and globally. It seemed like a new disaster occurred each day; the terrible hurricanes in the US; deadly floods overseas and widespread record-breaking wildfires in British Columbia and the USA, and finally devastating earthquakes in Mexico to name a […]
A greenhouse is a great way to extend the growing season and perhaps save the heartbreak of losing a crop of vegetables to frost, hail or other weather variables. The last few years we have had fabulous long, warm summers thanks to climate change and this past winter (2016 / 2017) we have had record […]