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7 x vintage 1970's Airfix Model kits Series 3

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Babylon 5 Earthforce Destroyer Agamemnon Warp Model Kit

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.   

1 48 Tamiya Avro Lancaster BI Special Grand Slam Bomber Motorised Version 61504The Three Battles of Vitebsk Volume 1BMW and Porsche Plastic Model Car kitsEbbro 20005 Team Lotus Type 49B 1969 1 20 Model Kit NIBRevell 1 24 Posche 956 C model kit

Trumpeter TRU00363 Pz.Kpfw IV Ausf.F Fahrgestell
Revell 06053 1 2700 Republic Star Destroyer Star Wars Model Kit
  • Male house finch at the feeder

Tamiya Schwerer Zugkraftwagen 18 Tonne (sd.Kfz9) FAMO Model Set (Scale 1 35)REVELL US Touring Bike 1 8 Bike Model Kit 07937Heller 1 8 Kawasaki 750 Mach 1V H2, Built vintage model kit. needs small resto.

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.

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U.S M4 Sherman Tank Turret Built Painted Weathered & Mounted In Frame - 1 48MPC MPC869 1 25 1970 Dodge Cgoldnet Super Bee1 24 Ferguson's Legend Set Plastic Model - Ferguson Heller 124 Scale 19471957

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.  

Pegasus Hobbies 1 12 The Relic Kothoga Creature Model Kit
1982 Pontiac Firebird Large 1 16 Scale MPC Highly Detailed Plastic Car Kit
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

TAMIYA 1 350 SCALE MODEL OF H.M.S. PRINCE OF WALESTsr2 White Metal Kit 1 144 UnstartedCORGI THRUSHBUSTER Car + Repro Box Display + Waverley Ring (Man from Uncle) 497Curtainside Trailer Italeri 1 24 IT3809 Model un-opened

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
    Young Miniatures Medieval Knight 14th Century YH1853 1 10th Bust Unpainted Kit 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.

ZVEZDA 9052 Soviet Battleship MARAT Plastic Kit 1 350 Scale T48 PostAMT 8793 Star Trek generations uss enterprise With Limited Edition Print InsideTrumpeter 1 350 Schleswig-Holstein Battleship 1935

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

Nutsplanet Knight of Heaven Crusader Model Unpainted 1 10th scale bust kitEduard 1 32 de Havilland Mosquito Mk.IV Big-Ed SetBROOKLIN COLLECTION BRK77 1959 MERCURY COMMUTER AMERICAN CAR KIT MODEL RARE MIBA Gunze Sangyo un made plastic kit of a Lotus elan S3.. boxed.

A Monogram un made plastic kit of a Porsche 904. BoxedVintage 1 25 Tamiya German Tiger 1969 BuiltYoung - SS Gebirgsjager WWII - YM1860 Eduard Photoetch 1 200 - S.apacific V-day Figures (tru) - Edp53127 1200Tamiya M1A2 Sep Abrams Tusk II (Scale 1 35) Model Kit 35326 NEW

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

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