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.
Carrera Digital 132 30830 BMW M1 Procar Sauber Racing No. 90 , Norisring 1980Fly Ref. TEAM03 96004 Porsche 917 Le Mans 1970 NEW NEW1 32SCX 6121 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo7 Scalextric (Tecnitoys) New New 1 32
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
Racer Sideways Porsche 935 Vegla Racing Le Mans 1980 Group 5 Slot Car SW38Carrera 30003 Digital 132 High Speeder Incl. Bonus 2,32m) 9,62 MeterQq C 2413 SCALEXTRIC UK CHEVROLET CAMARO BOB JANE No7 T-MARS LTED ED 1500 unitsFLY A7 DODGE VIPER GTS-R A1 RING 98 M. STHOL-N.AMORIN MB
FLY CAR MODEL PROSCHE 911 GT1 98 RACING EVO 2 RD CON IMAN W MAGNETTop Tuning Carrera Digital 132 - Ferrari 488 Gt3 - Rinaldi No.333 30847FLY 88151 A-992 LANCIA 037 MONTECARLO 1984 TOTIP M.BIASION-T.SIVIERO MBScalextric Ferrari F430 GT Slot Car 1 32 New & Mint C2835 Lights DPRQq C 12 FLY PORSCHE 908 TERYLENE 3º JARAMA '70
Here’s where my thoughts about weeds differ from those of many others; weeds are not all bad!