Tag Archives: Disturbance

Gods of the meadow

On a misty autumn morning, while I was roaming through Flanders fields, I met some very fierce-looking sheep. The look on their face, combined with the atmosphere created by the autumn fog, made me chuckle: they looked very smug and … Continue reading

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The blanket removed

Earlier, I was so positive about the effects of snow on my little plants trying to survive the colds of winter. How the white blanket would protect them against the unbearable frost outside. The benefits from this free winter protection however seem … Continue reading

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Out you go!

Little brave seedlings, surviving everything they have to go through! At least until now… Remember the seeds we planted earlier? They were growing so successfully and swift, I decided they were ready for action. They even survived transplantation in separate little pots, followed … Continue reading

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Disturbing thoughts

Disturbance is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as ‘the interruption of a settled and peaceful condition’. Nature is everything but a ‘peaceful condition’. However, without disturbance it would be a settled one. In ecology, we use the term ‘climax vegetation’ for such … Continue reading

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Profiling the bad boys

In war, it is important to profile your enemies. You should know the qualities and the weaknesses of the other party, to adequately predict their next move. As I said on the results page,  invasiveness is not a skill known … Continue reading

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