Simpson Cranaby Brown Leather Western Ankle Boots Womens Size 7.5 Cowboy Jessica oifoyn4529-Boots

Fashion Womens Warm round toe Fashion Faux Fur Platform Snow Ankle Boots

MarinLink serves as Home Ground Habitat Nursery's fiscal sponsor.


KESMAL® Spring Winter Wedge Boots Brand Design Solid Rain Boots Elastic

I’m quick when it comes to spotting potentially edible foods in the wild; partly from lots of reading about California flora, and how the native peoples provided for themselves; and partly from an all-consuming curiosity that’s been with me since childhood. I like to decipher the connections between plants; what’s related to what; and I’m willing to try almost anything once.   

Womens Stretchy Over Knee High Boots Elegant Stiletto Kitten Heel Tall Boots 43Style & Co. Womens FinnlyF Suede Closed Toe Over Knee Fashion BootsBALLIN Women Slim Heel Mule Size 5 Grey FabricWomen Summer Casual Strappy Gladiator Cut Out Sandals Knee High Boots Flat shoesDr Martens Vintage Leather brown shoes Size 9 women's 8 men's


Womens Patent Leather Lace Up Pointy Toe Flat Heels Ankle Boots High Top shoes
NEW B.O.C SEDGE WHITE GLADIATOR FLATS SANDALS WOMENS 8 FREE SHIP
  • Male house finch at the feeder

Womens TU Brown Leather Zip Up Low Heel Mid Calf Style Boots SizeStyle & Co. Warrenn Womens Boots Tan 6 US 4 UKIndigo Rd. Gerald2 Womens Boots Natural Fabric 5.5 US 3.5 UK

In years past I’ve participated in Cornell University’s "Feeder Watcher Program", which engages citizen scientists all across America to help compile statistics on songbirds. One year, the observations of individual watchers was used to help monitor and track the spread of an eye infection amongst house finches.


Dune tan ankle boot, leather size 5 VGC next day post

Redbuds

Clarks Brown Ankle Leather Boots Size 6Caprice Brown Ankle Leather Boots Size 5.5TRESPASS BROWN SUEDE SYNTHETIC PULL ONANKLE BOOTS (1514)

About eighteen years ago I was enrolled in a Nursery Management class at the College of Marin and our instructor always had plant propagules to share with his students. One day he took a bag of moist perlite full of stratified, and germinating redbud seeds from the refrigerator to share with the class. I took a dozen or so to grow on; but it wasn’t until several years later that I noticed some minor differences in the leaves of certain specimens: some were fully rounded, or with a slightly indented notch, others showed a delicate little tip to the rounded form; making the leaf almost a heart shape.  


Ralph Lauren Cecilia Wedge Sandal - Women's Size 9B Navy
Womens Chunky High Heel British Style Ankle Boots Zipper Retro Casual shoes New
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

New Ladies Cuban Heels Lace Up Snake Ankle Boots Combat Motorcycle Riding shoesWomen Vintage Flat Oxfords Side Zip Knee High Riding Faux Leather Boots Plus SzSweet Womens Ankle Boots Tassels Pull On Low Heels Casual shoes Plus Size FlatsBowknot Womens Sweet Girls Furry Pull on Mid Calf Snow Winter Boots

Brush piles like this are wonderful cover for a lot of the ground feeding birds, and also benefit the raptors – both hawks and owls – because of the great cover for the rodent populations. Brushy areas also create nesting sites for the Juncos. These little sparrow relatives are very successful breeders, even with nests right on the ground! The lovely brown, tan and grayish tones of their plumage are perfect camouflage.


  • Cobweb Thistle in a sunny border
    Princess Womens Stiletto High Heels Round Toe Leatehr Mesh Spliced Ankle Boots Cobweb Thistle in a sunny border

Micro-Habitats; Knowing Your Land

My husband and I live on a south facing hillside situated above the Novato Creek floodplains; it’s a beautiful, warm, and sunny spot with a great vantage point. Our hill, called Cherry Hill on some maps, is a part of one of the ridges extending from Mt. Burdell, the 3rd highest peak in Marin County, and we’re directly facing Big Rock Ridge, the 2nd highest spot in Marin. When the skies are clear, we can actually see just a little tip of Mt. Tamalpais, the highest peak in Marin! To the east, we can see the twin peaks of Mt. Diablo, which is the highest peak of all in our area and therefore the base meridian of much of northern California.

Thalia Sodi Womens Veronika Closed Toe Knee High Fashion BootsCole Haan Womens Size 8.5 AA Narrow shoes Slip On Wedge Square Toe Casual CareerWomen Winter Embroidered Boots Warm Retro Rope Knot shoes Performance Booties TR

Even so, with not much more than an inch of rain, I’m witnessing an almost instantaneous re-greening of the landscape! Within days thousands of seeds are germinating; lots of grasses, and a great variety of weeds and wildflowers. This is where the fun begins. I love the challenge of identifying these minute plantlets. Sometimes I’m already so familiar with the plant that I know it from the cotyledons, but very often I need to see the first true leaves before I really know what they are.

Thinking About Weeds

Euc Cole Haan Womens 10B Brown Leather Weave Slip Tasseled Casual Loafers RALPH LAUREN Purple Label shoes Pump Heel Stiletto Open Toe Brown Suede Leather 9Ladies NEW TAN 4 high heel round toe sexy knee Boots size 8.5Ladies Tan Lace up front Military Combat Sexy knee Boot Size 9

Dansko Womens 37US Beige Leather 2 Heels 2 Strap Slides SandalsWomen's COLE HAAN Country Brown LEATHER Loafers TASSELS 7.5 M F4262 BRAZIL shoesWomens Punk Platform Grid Chunky High Heels Knee High Winter Riding Boots ZipPLEASER Sexy Stripper Dancer 6 Heels Platform Red Sandals shoes KISS201 C RColin Stuart Cosplay gold Platform Wedge Boots Sz 8.5B NIB

Here’s where my thoughts about weeds differ from those of many others; weeds are not all bad! 

7851755 LSPBTS50 Women's shoes Size 7 M Brown Suede Boots Johnston & Murphy Sofft Ankle Heeled Boots Women's Size 9.5N 1408021

Pages