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.
WWII WW2 MILITARY ARMY GAS MASK CANS BOX CANISTER CONTAINER ANDWychwood C-201 12ft 3.25lb Rod Cork HandleWychwood Connect Series Lure Mode Flugoldcarbon 50m Tippet - 3 - 10lb - 10pk
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
Wychwood Flow 8 Fly Reel And Extra Spool Platinum NIBWychwood NEW Camo Green Lightweight Breathable Short Fly Fishing Vest - Free P+PWychwood River & Stream Spare Spool 5Wychwood Tactical Carp Tarp - (H2403)
X21.2 LED 1600 Lumen Close-Range Searchlight Torch Hard Case by Led LenserXCALIBER MARINE GOLIATH SERIES TROLLING ROD 50-80 LB WITH VERSA BUTTXesta Rod Assault Jet Type S FD86 Flow Drifter From Stylish anglers JapanXL Round Bale Haynet Small Holes 50mm Slow Feed Hay Net 3Mx 2M Field Yard BarnX-Ride Series Spinning Rod XRS 832 E (4830) Major Craft
Here’s where my thoughts about weeds differ from those of many others; weeds are not all bad!