Bags, Amish made, PAIR Trolling 36 ozpckd3966-Downrigger, Outrigger Gear

U-0-81 Amigo Bug Buster Vamoose Fly Sheet w Navy Trim 81I

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


U-0-BC HILASON WESTERN AMERICAN LEATHER HORSE BREAST COLLAR PATRIOTIC US FLAG CO

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.   

U-0-GR OUTFITTERS SUPPLY HORSE 1000 DENIER NYLON TRAILMAX DAYTRIPPER CANTLE BAGU-0MTM MEDIUM MINT CLASSIC EQUINE LEGACY SYSTEM HORSE HIND LEG SPORT BOOT PAIRU-10.2 SIZE 10.2 DUB GRANT 3 STRANDS POLY DURABLE CALF ROPE WHITE RIGHT HANDU--102 Tough-1 Softfleece Blanket Liner SheetU-108M HILASON WESTERN LEATHER COWBOY TRAIL RIDE HORSE SADDLE BAG 12 X 11 X 3.5


U-1-15 15 Western Horse Saddle Leather Flex Trail Barrel Racing Hilason T801
U-1-17 17 Western Horse Saddle Leather Flex Trail Barrel Racing Hilason Beige
  • Male house finch at the feeder

U--131 PROFESSIONAL CHOICE KIDS YOUTH HORSE RIDING FEATHER SPURS PAIR W 10pt ROU-1545 32-46 TONY LAMA AGED BARK BROWN 1.5 FLORAL TOOL JAGGED RAIL LEATHER MENU-18FS SMALL CLASSIC EQUINE LEGACY2 FRONT PATTERN HORSE BOOTS NEOPRENE FIESTA

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.


U-1-HS HILASON WESTERN AMERICAN LEATHER HORSE BRIDLE HEADSTALL TAN TURQUOISE INL

Redbuds

U-1-VX HILASON TREELESS WESTERN TRAIL BARREL RACING LEATHER SADDLE MAHOGANYU-2-15 15 Western Horse Saddle Leather Wade Ranch Roping Tan By Hilason D092U-249M MEDIUM TROXEL INTREPID CARBON LOW PROFILE PERFORMANCE ALL PURPOSE RIDING

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.  


U-271L Troxel Rebel Performance Helmet, Dreamcatcher, Large
U-2-80 80 HILASON 1200D WATERPROOF TURNOUT WINTER HORSE BLANKET AMERICAN FLAG P
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

U-2CRL LARGE CLASSIC EQUINE LIGHTWEIGHT LEGACY2 FRONT SPORTS HORSE BOOTS PAIR CAU-2-VX K168- SET OF 2 HILASON UV BUG MOSQUITO AIRFLOW MESH HORSE COOLER FLY SHEEU-3-16 16 Hilason English Treeless Horse Saddle Endurance Trail Pleasure LeatheU-381L Troxel Cheyenne Helmet, Brown, Large

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
    U-3-HS HILASON WESTERN LEATHER HORSE HEADSTALL BREAST COLLAR BROWN TURQUOISE CON 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.

U--421 HILASON WESTERN 3 WIDE ALUMINUM TWISTED SLOPED HORSE SADDLE STIRRUPS PAIU-4-81 Tough-1 1200D Water Repellent Horse SheetU--500 14 TOUGH 1 ECLIPSE PRO TRAIL HORSE SADDLE IN FUN PRINTS TOUGH TIMBER BLA

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

U--540 HILASON ENGRAVED ALUMINUM VISALIA STIRRUPS 2 INCH WIDE LEATHER WRAPPED TRU-5-BK SMALL WEAVER EQUISKINZ LYCRA STRETCHABLE FLEECE LINED ZIPPER HORSE HOOD BU--600 PROFESSIONAL CHOICE POLISHED STEEL WESTERN COWHAND SPURS 6 POINT ROWELU-6-81 Tough-1 Storm-Buster West Coast Blanket

U-7146 METALAB CLASSIC ANTIQUE FINISH SANTA FE WILD FLOWER SNAFFLE HORSE BITU-7-BC HILASON WESTERN LEATHER HORSE BREAST COLLAR W BREAST CANCER CONCHO CS09U-8345 Myler Wide Low Port Loose Ring Mb 33 Wl 5U-8-VX C123- Hilason American Leather Western Flex Tree Endurance Trail Horse SaU-9CHN 4-1 4 INCH WIDTH HILASON HORSE BREAST COLLAR WITH DOUBLE TUGS

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

U-AJO1 U-MEDIUM HILASON HORSE PINK MOLDED HEAVY DUTY ABS ROPE CAN NAVAJO DESIGN Tyrolia LRX 9.0 Lite Rail Binding

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