100% SpeedCraft Sunglasses Matte Dark Havana Smoke Lens Frame with ozlecv2304-Sunglasses & Goggles

1940's VINTAGE ANTIQUE SOUTH BEND TOY CROQUET SET 4 PERSON SOLID WOOD

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


1950's Styrofoam Thermos Cooler Globmaster Vacucel Polgoldn 3 quart Picnic Jug

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.   

1959 vintage Western Auto golden Flyer - 50th anniversary model -1962 Dunelt Flyer Vintage road bike 58cm Reynolds Campagnolo, Weinmann Rare 1968 COLEMAN DUAL MANTLE LANTERN [MODEL 220F]1970 Mens Raleigh Sprite 26 Wheels made in England Frame & Fork W Crank ++1970s Fiamme Ergal 36 hole tubular rims pair, 700c vintage gold Label RARE NOS


1970s Specialites TA Adapteur Inner Chain Ring 3 32 49T BCD 152
1971 SKI-DOO T'NT, OLYMPIQUE, NORDIC, BLIZZARD PARTS MANUAL SNOWMOBILE
  • Male house finch at the feeder

1972 SKI DOO NORDIC SNOWMOBILE SEAT COVER1973 Schwinn Varsity 10 Speed Bicycle; Men's; 27 Tires; Ex Riding Cond; Phoenix1974 Ski-doo Let's Go Snowmobiling w The Experts Brochure, Mike Trapp Char Sims

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.


1976 ARCTIC CAT CHEETAH 4000 TIE ROD W FEAMALE BALL JOINT 0105-232,0105-236

Redbuds

1977 SKI-DOO T'NT SNOWMOBILE PARTS MANUAL NICE1979 Ski-Doo Alpine Snowmobile Parts Catalog Book Manual Factory Original OEM1980-84 YAMAHA SS 440 blueE SNOWMOBILE SEAT COVER NEW

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.  


1980s SCHWINN VARSITY MENS blueE 10-SPEED ROAD BIKE CONTINENTAL LETOUR USA RACER
1981 SCHWINN VARSITY LADIES 10-SPEED ROAD BICYCLE VINTAGE BREEEZE CONTINENTAL 80
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

1983 Specialized Stumpjumper Classic Vintage MTB History1985 MT Racing Sunlite Chrome 26 Inch Mountain Bike Old School BMX 20 Frame1987 GT Performer White Stem With Original Insert BMX World Tour Freestyle1989 hubs Shimano Japan DeoreLX FH-M550 HB-M550 for cassette 7 speed

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
    1990s 80s Campagnolo ATHENA or CHORUS Front Derailleur Braze on (2L) 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.

1991 ARCTIC CAT 440 PROWLER 2UP SPINDLE WITH BUSHING L H 0703-1271992 SKI-DOO FORMULA MX, PLUS, PLUS X PARTS MANUAL 2ND ED P N 480 1276 10 (351)1994 Shimano Deore LX cantievers one pair, made in Japan +original Deore LX pads

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

1996 Olympics MTB BMW Folding Mountain Bike1998 98 Yamaha Yz250 Yz 250 Rear Brake Assembly Nissin Caliper Cylinder Line1999 SKI-DOO MX Z 670 HO T.H. SNOWMOBILE PARTS MANUAL P N 484 400 042 (537)1pc Outdoor Sleeping Pad Compact Portable Air Mattress Pad for Traveling Camping

1x Titanium TC21 10mm Finger Tiger EDC Self-defense self-help Window Breaker2 box VERMOX PLUS 4 tabletas Elimina Parásitos y Amibas Adulto Niños 10+ años2 Hight Burner Gas Propane Outdoor Camping (High Pressure) & Steel Braided Hose2 new Thermal Drawers Pants, ECWCS Level 2 Gen III Weight Waffle x large long2 Person Deluxe Survival Kit (72+ Hours) - Waterproof Dry Bag Shelf Life 5Yrs

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

2 Person Survival Kit (72+ Hours) CAMO '18 '19 Arbor Element Men's Snowboard - 161 cm NEW

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