1. Nuthatch and Great spotted woodpecker atop a spruce tree
2. My handsome grey red squirrel disappears up the tree with a grunt
3. I had a rodent visitor in the night on the balcony on the second floor outside my bedroom…it had climbed up through the Clematis
4. Redpolls with several others
5. Long-tailed tits
6. Bully Robin!
Last night, the wonderful folks of Ottawa had what was advertised as “A night with Stephen Barstow”. A great communicative crowd too and thanks for making my book load considerably lighter! I’ll come back and finish my story sometime soon :)
Last time I was in the city I talked in All Saints Church! Thanks all! Hope to see many more perennials next time!
Thanks to Jordan of Just Food for organising the talk in the crypt of Ottawa’s Centretown United Church! No coffins this time, unlike my memorable talk at the Incredible Edible Todmorden church when half the “congregation” were dead and a coffin was waiting for me next to where I talked ;) See http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?page_id=1326
Food for thought
A great talkative congregation! My friend Telsing of Aster Lane Edibles with head turned…
When I was talking about Jerusalem Artichokes (now also known as Snowchokes!), I mentioned having found a coupleof caches of tubers by the river (Rideau), presumably stored but not eaten by rodents!
The habitat for the snowchoke caches, the river in the background.
…and I had fun showing this slide…with both T-shirt creater Patricia Wallinger and birthday girl Telsing Andrews, for who it was created, present in the audience :)
Edibles & ornamental plants