Sawfly, don’t bother me.

Originally posted on Yardifacts:
It looks like we have a Sawfly infestation on some of our trees and shrubs. My wife noticed them and sent me a photo. These happen to be on a Gold Coin Scots Pine we got last year and have in a pot. I was planning on stylizing it more like a Bonsai. It took a slight hit this winter, being… Continue reading Sawfly, don’t bother me.

Last of the Summer Re-Potting Done for 2018

Originally posted on artsofjc:
Nice hot day here in Santa Clara. I had re-potted most of the tropical trees before a demo I recently concluded. Now it was time for the final ficus and the last of the summer trees.  The Ficus Microcarpa Shohin is one of my prized tropical trees. It has been in the little shohin pot for a few years now and gone… Continue reading Last of the Summer Re-Potting Done for 2018

Bird’s ID – Willet

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Willet The Willet (Tringa semipalmata), formerly in the monotypic genus Catoptrophorus as Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, is a large shorebird in the Scolopacidae family. It is a relatively large and robust sandpiper, and is the largest of the species called “shanks” in the genus Tringa. Its closest relative is the lesser yellowlegs, a much smaller bird with a very different… Continue reading Bird’s ID – Willet

Young Urban Birders

Originally posted on Suzanne's Mom's Blog:
Photo: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Increasing numbers of young people, like boys in Cornell’s BirdSleuth K-12 program, are into birding — developing their observational skills and their inherent love of nature. One of the most hopeful things around is to see kids get interested in birds, learning to identify them and to spot unusual ones. This summer… Continue reading Young Urban Birders