July Blossoms in the Backyard Forest
Backyard Forest Restoration
by JED
1w ago
Many of the flowers native to Puget Lowland forests have very small blossoms. Seeing their details requires magnification, hence the photos of July flowers in this post are close-ups ..read more
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Garden on the Edge
Backyard Forest Restoration
by JED
3w ago
The backyard forest I’ve been restoring is typical for the Puget Lowlands in that an area of turf lies between the house and the forest. Between the two zones, I’ve been establishing a strip of native plants – a “garden on the edge ..read more
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Remove These Three Weeds, but Beware of the Native Plants that Look Similar
Backyard Forest Restoration
by JED
1M ago
It’s best to remove weeds before they flower and seeds develop, but at that stage there are some native plants that can look quite similar ..read more
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The Green Light of the Forest
Backyard Forest Restoration
by John Emery Davis
2M ago
Recently, while I was enjoying a few relaxing moments soaking up the bright green light of the May forest, I wondered if the energizing effects of forest bathing could have anything to do with the fact that the intensity of sunlight peaks in the green spectrum ..read more
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Ten Flowers of May in the Pacific Northwest
Backyard Forest Restoration
by John Emery Davis
2M ago
Like the return of migrant birds, the flowering of native plants in spring reassures me that the circle of life is going to keep on rolling. In this post I look at ten flowers of May in the Pacific Northwest ..read more
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April Flowers and Singing Birds in Everett’s Forest Park
Backyard Forest Restoration
by John Emery Davis
3M ago
While you wander the forest paths admiring the native flowers this April, don’t forget to listen for birds -- the year-round residents, the newly-arrived summer-only residents, the soon-to-leave winter-only residents, and the migrants just passing through – they’re all singing in April ..read more
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Which Evolved First, Lichens or Mosses?
Backyard Forest Restoration
by John Emery Davis
3M ago
Which evolved first, lichens or mosses ..read more
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Bud Break
Backyard Forest Restoration
by John Emery Davis
3M ago
I learned recently (here) that changes in daylight hours determine when buds set and dormancy begins in winter, but temperature is the main factor in determining when the buds break in spring and leaves unfurl. A close look at Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) reveals that the white features on the stems are not flowers but ..read more
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Spring Begins in Forest Park
Backyard Forest Restoration
by John Emery Davis
4M ago
Inspired by several blogs I follow (“In the Company of Rocks and Plants,” “Tuesdays in the Tallgrass,” and “The Prairie Ecologist”), I’m venturing into the realm of the photo essay ..read more
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A Sustainable Strategy for Backyard Forest Restoration
Backyard Forest Restoration
by John Emery Davis
5M ago
It took me over 16 years and thousands of hours working in the forest, but I gradually came to the conclusion that certain restoration practices were not working. In some areas, the initial clearing of invasive plants had triggered a vicious circle of weeding that required more hours, year after year, than I was willing ..read more
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