24 Ferrari FXX K Tamiya 1 snrgsa4292-Models

Mr.Hobby PS282 Drain & Dust Catcher for Airbrush

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


Nuts Planet 1 10 B005 The Aquila

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.   

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Hasegawa Corp. 02205 1 72 Mitsubishi Ki67 Type 4 Heavy Bomber Hiryu
Hasegawa 1 72 Kawasaki T-4 JASDF 60th Anniversary Part2 Model Kit NEW Japan
  • Male house finch at the feeder

Meng Israel Main Battle Tank Merkava mk. mk.3d Late LIC 1 35 TS-025 Solid ModelHubsan H501S Flight Control Pcb Module RCH501S-10 New Nuts Planet 1 24 T75012 Infected Gangster

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.


Dragon 1 35 cm Flak 43 auf Sd.Kfz.7 2

Redbuds

Fairey Swordfish MkII 1 48 Aircraft Plastic Model Kit 61099 by TamiyaFive Star Model 1 700 WWII USN Indianapolis CA-35 Upgrade Set for TamiyaFujimi 1 700 IJN Battleship Mutsu & Nagato The First Fleet

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.  


AOSHIMA WATERLINE 51887 JMSDF OIL SUPPLY SHIP OUMI 1 700 SCALE KIT
Trumpeter 1 700 USS Nimitz CVN-68
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

Engineers electrostatic work mat ZC-80B777-300Er (Air France) Desktop Model Skymarks 1 200 Scale model Prebuilt JPSKRFree Piston Heat Power Stirling Engine Model Stirlingmotor Toy Wooden BaseEVERGREEN SHEET WHITE 0.015X12X24 0.38X300X600MM

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
    75mm Charge of the Light Brigade,17th Lancers,No.4 Trooper sculpted by Carl Reid 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.

ICONX Laser Cut 3D Model Kit Replica Cathedral Model Notre Dame de Paris 575003Resicast 1 35 8inch Heavy gun Mk.II (Complete Resin kit w photoetch)1 48 SR-71 P&W Exhaust Nozzle & After Burner Set for Italeri Testors kits

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

Dragon 1 35 Egyptian Su-100 Tank Destroyer- The Six Day War 3572VINTAGE DRAGON WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TA154 MISTEL FIGHTER PLANE PLASTIC KIT 1 48 Meng Models 1 35 German Medium Tank Sd.Kfz.171 Panther Ausf. D CommanderTrumpeter Model kit 1 48 US F-106A Delta Dart

Trumpeter 1 35 Soviet JS-2M Heavy Tank Late Version 5590KOTOBUKIYA M.S.G Gigantic Arms 05 CONgreen CARRIER Model Kit NEW from JapanAmati Pinta Caravel Of Columbus 1 65 Scale Model Wooden Ship Kit 1410Modelcollect 1 72 Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte Airfix 1 24 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 AV.8A 1 24

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

IWW2 diorama 1 35 Scale includes 2 German tiger 1 tanks JASDF Photo Collection 1995 bluee Impulse F-15 Book

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