Ebbro 44695 Honda Mugen Cup 2011 Set E 1 43 scale Legend CR-Z snkmoo2063-Contemporary Manufacture


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French Dinky Toys Opel GT 1900 Sports Car 1960's French Two Door Sports Car

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.   

SCHUCO 02568, VW BREZELKAEFER, DARK RED, 1 43 SCALESpark 1 43 Scale SG251 - SCG P4 5 Comp M16 24h Nurburgring 2016(B) MIKANSUE 1971 MARCH 711 RACING CAR - 7 mint still sealed in bag1 32 scale Massey Ferguson 6170 4WD (1995) Die-cast Model - J4202New Corgi 1 48th Scale Sopwith F.1 Camel WWI 1914-1918 Centenary Diecast Model.

Corgi 303s Mercedes Benz 300 SL Open Roadster WHITE YELLOW Original
  • Male house finch at the feeder

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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.

MINICHAMPS 1 43 Jordan Hart 193 E.IRVINE F1 GP Debut Suzuka oct 23rd 1993


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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.  

Ford Cortina Mk I ETC winner 1964 RHD Racing Minichamps 1 43 rd.Scale
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

Franklin Danbury mint 1 24 scale 1933 Duesenberg SJ twenty grand classic modelBRITAINS ZOO COLLECTION, TAYLOR & BARRATT CAMEL RIDE, 1960's1 43 SRC21K BRM P160 Monza KIT BY SMTS1 32 John Deere 6125R - Die-Cast WIKING 7318

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
    Minichamps BMW M3 DTM 1988 G.Muller 1 43 430882056 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.

CORGI 1 72 AA39105 WESTLAND WHIRLWIND HAR.1 ROYAL NAVY, HMS PredECTOR, 1963 NEWCorgi Classics CC13772 1 50 scale Scania R Topline Joe SharpBruder Green Land Rover & Horse Box with one horse (Scale 1 16) 02592 Ireland

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

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DIECAST MASTERS 85129 1 50 SCALE CAT 308C CR HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR1 18 Figurine Figures Set 6 Piece Calendar Girls Bikini American Diorama No CarPolistil S 9 - Metal Model - Mc Laren Chevrolet - 1 26 - Ovp - (5.div-10) 1 24SMTS Models RL2 Ferrari 126C3 nº 27 1 43 white metal - built1 48 Alloy Aircraft J-7 F-7 Jet Fighter Model w Display Stand for Army Fans

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

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