Eduard Bigsin 1 48 - Se.5ahispano Suiza W 2 Blade - Sin 148 Big Se5a Prop snrgsa2592-Models

RP Models Lord Lovat Commando WW2 Unpainted 1 9th scale bust kit OOP LAST FEW

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

Flight 19 The lost patrol TBF-1 Avenger 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.   

Tamiya 1 350 Tirpitz with standBRUSHWOOD BT8850 My First Farm Play Set - 1 32 Farm ToysSovereign 2000 British 2pdr Diorama Complete Kit 1 35 scale resin kit S2KA004Monogram First Lunar Landing Model Kit 6872Douglas DC-3 Display Model Balsa Aircraft Kit 900mm Wingspan from Guillow's

Star Wars Rebel Blaster DH17 Episode 4 A New Hope 3D Model Kit Prop Replica
  • Male house finch at the feeder

A Hasegawa unmade plastic kit of a Boeing B-47E Strato jet, BoxedNutsplanet Red Ridinghood Fantasy Unpainted 75mm resin kitTamiya Yamaha YZR-M1 2004 N0.7 33 + Spider-Man Decals

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.

Eduard RO015 Royal Class 1 48th scale dual combo Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a


Italeri 1 72 1944 Battle At Malinava - Battle SetRARE VINTAGE REVELL SANTA MARIA COLUMBUS FLAGSHIP MODEL KIT 1964Dragon 6758 Jagdpanther Early Production 1 35 Model Kit

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.  

Dragon 6258 4.7 cm Panzerjager I Early Production 1 35 scale plastic model kit
Eduard Bigsin 1 32 - Fw 190a-8 Part I (revell)
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

Italeri 3917 - DAF XF105 Smoky Jr 1 24 Scale Plastic Kit New - T48 PostAmati redo Paint System (7391) Modelling ToolsTrumpeter 1 35 09527 Russian T-80UD MBT Military Model Military KitItaleri 1 24 Tank Trailer 3911

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
    1 20 2016 McLaren MP4 31 Honda kit by EBBRO EBR2018 Button Alonso 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.

German Submarine TYPE IX C 40 Model Kit RevellGAKKEN RIKO 1919 THE ALFONSO HISPANO SUIZA 1 16 SCALE CLASSIC CAR SERIES No.4Revell 1 35 LCM III 50ft & Jeep and Trailer Plastic Model Kit

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

S.B.S Models, 1 48, 4002, Caudron C.600 Aiglon 'Hungary&Luftwaffe' full kitItaleri 4602 NORTON Manx 500cc Single Cylinder 1951Czech Master Resin 1 72 Supermarine Scimitar F.1 Early Production Eduard Big Ed 49196 1 48 Douglas A-26B Invader Revell

Alturn HV Digital Servo BB TG 39x19x39mm 7.4V-15.2kg 0.09s 60 56g - P-ADS982HTG1 12 “DIVE NINE” Figure F1 Champion Series 1950's 1960's Model Factory HiroSphere Products - Transit Case (with middle shelf) - Box C - Solid HandleTrumpeter TRU 005598 1 35 - Russian T-72B Mod 1985 MBT Tank Model Military KitTamiya 35143 Hummer with M242 Bushmaster + 35B15 Aluminium M242 Bushmaster

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

Artesania Latina Atlantis Fishing Trawler Suitable for RC - Easy Build Kit 1 48 Bf-109G12 - NEW AMG multimedia kit (+ PE, resin)