Is it possible to have a pole goal? 😂 So we have an unsightly pole outside of our new home and I basically want to greenify it like this lamp post by my parents' house. I scored a Virginia Creeper on sale @terraathome and I think it's a perfect solution.🙌 Despite having "Virginia" in its name, this vine is native to Ontario and Quebec. And according to Canadian Wildlife Federation @cwf_fcf, "The shelter afforded by Virginia creeper provides places for warblers and other songbirds to nest and gain protection from predators and harsh weather. It also shelters toads and insects, which in turn are food for many birds and mammals. Virginia creeper also offers food in the form of pollen for bees that pollinate its flowers and berries for songbirds, skunks and chipmunks. Deer are known to occasionally munch on the leaves."
What's your favourite native climbing plant? 🌳🌿💈 #ConserveTheWonder#wildlife
It’s been a whirlwind of a spring and now somehow the better part of summer is already racing by. The adventures began with a trip out to PEI to photograph foxes with @thecanidproject. This image was made during one of my favourite encounters of the many we had that week. As @dpradhuman and I laid in the grass this fox approached us and we spent some time lounging in the shade along side each other. I’m still catching up on editing these images, after leaving this trip only to embark on one to the Peruvian Andes and then almost immediately another to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I’ll be sharing some of these stories over the next little while, as I catch up on processing all these images and experiences. But, this fox is also reminding me to slow down and spend a little more time relaxing outside before I start a new adventure this fall- this time a little closer to home. I’ll be documenting stories of people’s connection to the Algonquin Wolf. If you want to share your story, reach out! If you think of someone who has one to tell, send them my way 🙏