Granville magazine columnist Allen Garr is a Vancouver journalist and commentator who has made time for his passions: birding, gardening and beekeeping.

 

 

 

 

Read his past columns:

Alien invaders – A look at the battle with invasive plant species

Back to our roots – Demand for heritage seeds sparks a feeding frenzy

Smart like a crow – Garr points out the ultimate urban bird is more like us than we think.

Urban orchards – When it comes to trees on urban lots, bigger isn’t always better.

Bugs you hug – before you squash a bug, make sure it’s not a bug you should hug.

Transplants take root in Vancouver – Gerard Pury is a bit of a legend. And here's why.

Urban flyways – In a time when we're feeling alienated by technology, we seek the quiet of nature.

Urban swarming – Beekeeping is a tricky thing.

Curbing that lawn obsession – How, in this day and age, can we still lust after the perfect manicured lawn?