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But OTOH, I don't have to put up with icy roads except maybe 1 day every few years .Michael Bootz wrote:
Ouch, that sounds nasty. Glad they're not so bad around here.
OK, you winBullethead wrote:
But OTOH, I don't have to put up with icy roads except maybe 1 day every few years .
We don't have Africanized bees here, to my knowledge (at least I've never seen any). We do have varoa mites, however, and bees dying for various (partly yet unknown) reasons are a big problem. This is the first year I really noticed a much lower than usual number of bees around here. I've seen lots of places that should be teeming with bees with not a single one around (large willow trees in full bloom in early spring, patches of various flowers in summer, etc.).Bullethead wrote:
Anyway, I've been remiss in congratulating you on the health of your local honeybees. They don't look Africanized in the least but seem to be rather pure European domestic stock. Yet despite that vulnerability, there's not a single varoa mite or deformed wing to be seen, and all of them seem healthy young foragers with no evident wear and tear yet. Are they yours, a neighbor's, or feral? Either way, if you have to have an invasive species, you've got one of the better ones right there.
Yeah, the Rockies are a Continental Divide in more ways than mere drainage. But as Willie Nelson said, "tengo que obedecer mi corazon"Robson Valley wrote: Don't see Ruby-Throats here in the west slope of the Rockies. Mostly Rufous and a few Calliope. Have been a rare Anna's and the big mountain hummer, the Violet-chinned. Pretty sure you're right about seasonal differences in migration routes, I've noticed that in some bird books.
Frost: If you pull 1 calorie out of a gram of water, the temperature goes down 1 degree Celsius. Keep going until you get to Zero Celsius.
Now you have to suck 76 cal/g out of the water, to get it to go from a liquid to a solid, kind of like a house of cards, at Zero Celsius.
The original "hard" water. At my house, it can be pure white and 40+ inches deep overnight.