Things Are Good: Build Butterflyways for Beautiful Pollinators

Every pollinator is beautiful and there is an easy way to see more of them while helping the world: butterflyways. The concept is simple: bees and butterflies are under a lot of pressure from human activity so help them on their pollination journey by feeding them. All you have to do is look up what ...

Things Are Good: Efficient Beans to Beat Drought Conditions

Beans are delicious, so delicious that earlier this year the UN declared 2016 to be year of the pulse. Around the world beans are cultivated for their protein and their ability to grow in many places. Some beans are better at growing in wet areas while others in drought conditions. This has led botanists to ...

Things Are Good: What’s That? Use Your Phone to Identify Plants

Pl@ntNet is an app that can identify plants using the camera on your mobile. Presently, it’s limited primarily to Western Europe (since it was in France),Indian Ocean, and parts of South America. The technology behind it can be used to extend it elsewhere and let’s hope it gets more global support. “What makes the project ...

Things Are Good: Plants Which Clean the Air

Ever wanted to have really fresh air in your place? This TED Talk by Kamal Meattle provides some insight into which plants you should have in your home and what element the clean in the air. I’m going to try this out in my home.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Abandoned Community Pastures At Risk #cdnpoli #skpoli

The last remnants of a unique ecosystem on Earth are entering what is potentially their last years of natural existence. This will lead to the extinctions of some plants and animals that exist only on the Canadian prairies. Extinctions destabilize an ecosystem, and it’s an ecosystem where humans cannot be assured of long-term survival if ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Abandon Community Pasture Protection

If the Conservatives removed protection on all fish in the ocean, do you think there’d be an outcry of concern? What if they allowed every old tree to be cut down, because we could just plant new ones by hand? Arrogance is the assumption that humans have figured out how to do everything by hand ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Girl in Saskatoon

Cash was truly great. I hadn’t heard this song until Tuesday, but it even has caragana bush mentioned in it. Not sure why someone would bed down in it though, it’s really prickly if not the mature branches that would provide little shelter. – Hat tip to OminoCity and SaskNews