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Our Wildlife Garden

This time of year, our garden looks like a mess. There are still plenty of flowers, but they are surrounded by tall grass and "weeds" that most people would remove. We don't mind the cluttered look because those "weeds" attract a wide variety of wildlife. Many of the weeds are native plants that like the extra water and nutrients, and while most people consider them weeds, we enjoy their flowers as well as the animals they bring to our yard.. . . . Continue Reading

Searching for Sandstone Bees

My study of SW Utah’s native bees began with our local geology. While hiking in the canyon, I noticed several places where the sandstone that makes up the cliffs had large patches of branching, interconnected holes. My first thought was that they might be fossils, either from ancient burrows or from plant roots, but researching trace fossils in the Navajo Sandstone did not show anything that resembled what I was seeing. . . . Continue Reading