Stranded 2 – Red Eye Medusa

Red Eye Medusa (Polyorchis penicillatus) washed up on the shore at Radar Hill Beach in Pacific Rim National Park. There’s a reason it’s called the strand line. I love walking the beach at low tide when the ocean is delivering its twice daily deposit of flotsam and jetsam as it begins to rise. The line of seaweed, shells, driftwood and …

Seaweed for the Garden

Now is the time of year to think about adding seaweed to your garden. Pre-winter storms this week have brought a lot of seaweed to the shore, piling it up along the high-tide line. Not only is gathering seaweed good for your garden, it also gives you an opportunity to see some of the sub-tidal seaweeds that are not usually …