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Forum: North American Native Plant Propagation and Winter Sowing 03-25-2021, 04:16 PM
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Posted By dapjwy
I'm so sorry. It could have happened to any of...

I'm so sorry. It could have happened to any of us.
Forum: Aquatic Animals 03-23-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By dapjwy
That put a huge smile on my face. I'm not...

That put a huge smile on my face.

I'm not sure about that, but it does inspire me to try my hand at underwater photography and documenting the life it attracts.

Already, I have seen the tiny...
Forum: Aquatic Animals 03-23-2021, 03:24 PM
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Views: 128
Posted By dapjwy
Thank you. :) I should have posted more if...

Thank you. :)

I should have posted more if my progress last year...still not done, but a LOT more defined now...and starting to take shape. Over the past few days, I've moved a few more rocks to...
Forum: Aquatic Animals 02-16-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By dapjwy
NEWISH, I am so glad that you were able to...

NEWISH,

I am so glad that you were able to navigate it, find it, and provide instructions for others. Not sure why it wasn't a direct link.

It truly is quality work. The photography was...
Forum: Aquatic Animals 02-02-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By dapjwy
Vernal Pool Download

I saw this on a Facebook group, and I hope pasting here still.allows access.

There is a free download of a beautifully done, quality handbook about life in vernal pools:

"Announcing the release...
Forum: Stewardship 12-19-2020, 12:07 PM
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Views: 196
Posted By dapjwy
That gives me something to think about. :) ...

That gives me something to think about. :)

Thanks.
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 08-31-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By dapjwy
Congratulations. Just think of the...

Congratulations.

Just think of the invertebrates that you will see with whatever natives you put in their place.
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 08-30-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By dapjwy
That is sad, Skip. :( I agree that the...

That is sad, Skip. :(

I agree that the overpopulation of deer is a problem...and, I need to realize how they exacerbate the problem of invasive species.

Still, I was happy to see a doe that...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 08-30-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By dapjwy
Aw, Jack, this is so disheartening. ...

Aw, Jack, this is so disheartening.

However, I feel the same way, I will continue to create habitat here and battle our invasives. My feeling is, we are establishing our own seed bank of natives...
Forum: Aquatic Animals 08-25-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 910
Posted By dapjwy
You're welcome. I'm so glad you enjoy it. ...

You're welcome. I'm so glad you enjoy it.

And, I am thrilled that nature is resilient...so glad to see our property attracting and supporting so many species. :)
Forum: Aquatic Animals 08-25-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 910
Posted By dapjwy
Thanks. Yeah, cabin fever is the worst. ...

Thanks.

Yeah, cabin fever is the worst. Glad you have things to counteract it.
Forum: North American News and Current Events 08-25-2020, 05:04 PM
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Views: 193
Posted By dapjwy
Cool.

Cool.
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 08-25-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By dapjwy
Yes, it does... ...social media, anyone?

Yes, it does... ...social media, anyone?
Forum: Aquatic Animals 08-23-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 910
Posted By dapjwy
While working on my pond, I rolled this rock end...

While working on my pond, I rolled this rock end over end down the slope (which I probably hauled up there, years ago, in anticipation of using it in another section). I find it hard to believe this...
Forum: Aquatic Animals 08-23-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 910
Posted By dapjwy
Thank you for the encouragement... ...but, I...

Thank you for the encouragement...

...but, I have lost interest in painting.

I don't see how my painting it would improve upon the photo. If I had an out of focus picture with an amazing...
Forum: Aquatic Animals 08-20-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 910
Posted By dapjwy
The other day, I noticed just how striking the...

The other day, I noticed just how striking the colors were as the sun highlighted the emerald green and copper coloration.

Again, I am so happy that they let me get so close. Taken with my...
Forum: Aquatic Animals 08-20-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 910
Posted By dapjwy
Great pictures. :) My frogs are the same. ...

Great pictures. :)

My frogs are the same. They are not only used to me, they come over to see what I'm doing when I work on disguising the liner. They are used to me sticking my camera (phone)...
Forum: Aquatic Animals 08-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 910
Posted By dapjwy
Thank you. :) I'm still reliving the...

Thank you. :)

I'm still reliving the memory.

I would live to see one on occasion...and a green heron and kingfisher, too--but I don't want them to deplete my (rather large) population of...
Forum: Aquatic Animals 08-17-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 910
Posted By dapjwy
Ohmygod-ohmygod-ohmygod!!! I'm just sitting...

Ohmygod-ohmygod-ohmygod!!!

I'm just sitting here studying the pond project, and, through the trees, I spot a large bird flying. Even before it quite dawns on me what it might be (a great blue...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 08-12-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By dapjwy
I just searched this site...only one post came...

I just searched this site...only one post came up...apparently, there was discussion about comments made on another site--that is where the debate was, not actually on Wildlife Gardeners forum,...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 08-12-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By dapjwy
That is actually depressing. I have only heard...

That is actually depressing. I have only heard of a small fraction of those arguments.

Many years ago, right here on Wildlife Gardeners, there was a discussion about being called "plant nazis". ...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 08-11-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By dapjwy
Study First to Confirm Invasive Plants Threaten Native Wildlife

I would think most of us here are not surprised, but it is nice to have a study confirm this...


"Researchers at Virginia Tech have confirmed that when invasive plants take over an area, they...
Forum: Rain Gardens 08-06-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 17,958
Posted By dapjwy
Thank you. Me, too. I fixed it--reposted...

Thank you. Me, too.

I fixed it--reposted the pic upright.

...I only hope it looks this good or better in its final placement. :) (I expect it will--I'm a stickler for details.)
Forum: Rain Gardens 08-05-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 17,958
Posted By dapjwy
I was very productive today. :) I began...

I was very productive today. :)

I began digging out a mini-wetland to adjoin the main pond and make it blend better with the outlet stream and dry creekbed path I am creating.

I moved the...
Forum: Rain Gardens 08-05-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 17,958
Posted By dapjwy
Thank you. The slope lends itself to a...

Thank you.

The slope lends itself to a stream...over the years, i have realized that a stream alone would not look right, but spilling from pool to pool should look great.

Just today, I was...
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