An impatient person walked past the house and remarked that the front bank "looked like abandoned property". Apparently the passerby had an eye for native plants. The snowberry that now owns the streetscape is pasture beloved of the endangered bumble bees that have lived here at least since 1980.
Surf "pollinator pathway' to gain perspective about the local environment. Hoist a beer, or at least a water, in honor of the governor's new initiative to replace much of the lawn at the capitol building in Olympia with the original landscape design of a meadow.
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