Still Creek in Burnaby Lake Park is a beautiful place to visit. Himalayan balsam grows on the land beside the creek. This plant can be invasive.
English butterflies looks at some of the common species of butterfly in England including small tortoiseshell, large white, common blue, speckled wood and painted lady. The usual habitat of each butterfly is also...
Facts about the isolated island state of Madagascar, its unique and fascinating animals like lemurs, chameleons, geckos and frogs.
Because of its subtropical climate Tenerife is an ideal place for cacti to grow in the Canary Islands. However, it doesn't have any native species, although it does have many endemic succulents and one of these is often...
Insects and Oak trees. Anyone who studies trees will surely have come across some if not all of the insect species or their larvae featured here. Some insects depend entirely on Oak trees for their --
I'm a bit unfortunate in that I am allergic to many insect bites from sandflies to gnats and biting midgies, and so I do my best to identify types in case I need hospital treatment.
An article explaining the meaning of roses and their colours. What colour roses to send as a gift for a special birthday; a close friendship; to say thank you or perhaps to the one you wish to woo!
The southwestern area of British Columbia in Canada has beautiful wildflowers. Here are photos and descriptions of some of my favourite spring blossoms.
If you are one of those people plagued by mosquitoes when the warmer weather comes around, you may be interested in knowing the best ways to avoid mosquito bites and how to cure the itch. Nail polish can be a wonder...
Milk Thistle is a herb often found growing in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is used in herbal medicine and is good for the liver. It is considered to be under the protection of the Virgin Mary.