7699DT8 Mustad 010 10CT 6041 Hook Master Sea 0 7699D f970eofws32826-Hooks

Team Cormoran X-Power Sea Game & Pilk 2,70m 40-185g Pilkrute Meeresrute

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

Shimano reel repair parts (drag knob Stella STL 30000 SWB and STL 20000 SWB PG )

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.   

Dbluee Silicon Carbide (SIC) Fishing Rod Guides set EUKWESG in Gun-metal colorDaiwa J Braid x8 Multi 300m 40 lb. BRAND NEW @ OttosDaiwa Super Cgoldnet Baitcasting Fishing Reel ST-10RL JapanLew's Carbon Fire High Speed Spinning Reel CF300SKPower Pro Spectra Braid Yellow, 80 lb 500 yards, NEW

UniCat Uni Cat Destroyer MP-V4 2,55m 150-400g Wallerrute Waller Wels Rute
CPT 4er Set SHOOTING STAR Led Pendel Schwing Bissanzeiger mit LED Bait Indicator
  • Male house finch at the feeder

Fishing lures FAT BOY VIPER 8 in red white tuna trolling skirts gamefishingOMBRELLONE DA PESCA con tendalino in nylon cm 220Gummistiefel gefüttert Anglerstiefel Winterstiefel Angel Stiefel Thermostiefel

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.



PENN Ersatzspule (Spare Spool) Spule Spinfisher V versch. ModellePower Pro Braided Spectra Line 80lb by 500yds Green (3416)Pear Tin Lead Aluminium Mould 8-10-12-14-16-18-20gr,ledger , drop shot ,N07

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.  

Fishing lures FAT BOY 8in viper lumo calamari Amber head tuna trolling skirts
Braid 913-04 Marauder High Speed Trolling Lure, 8 (Medium), 10 oz
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

6 Sections Fly Rods Carbon Fiber Fast Action Fly Fishing Rod with Rod TubeYGK PE Fishing Line G-Soul Super JIGMAN X8 300m PE 0.8 - 16 lb Japan 190231Okuma ABF-40B ABF B Series Baitfeeder Spinning ReelShimano Spinnrute Angelrute - Catana EX Spinning 240M 2,40m 10-30g

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
    Daiwa D-Vest Daunenweste DJ-5106 Gr. XXXXL black Weste Angelweste 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.

Scientific Anglers Freightliner Skagit Head - 480gr - NEWSalmo Whitefish SW18F Crankbait (Lot of 4-Hot colors-7 -2 1 8)DAM EFFZETT 495-MESSINGROLLE-MADE IN GERMANY- Nr-687

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

Simms Stone Cold Long Sleeve Shirt Teal Plaid- Size 2XL -CLOSEOUTWahoo High Speed Trolling Lure Large MagentaNils Master Invincible DR mit Metallschaufel, extrem selten 18cm 40gr Farbe 093Lew's Mach II Speed Spin MH2 200 Spinning Fishing Reel

Gan Craft Kaiten 148 Cruise Bait Sinking Lure 15 (4191)Fly Tying Whiting Bronze Rooster Cape Dark Brown Dun VAbu Garcia Keramik Super Tune Lager Revo Elite Ib-Hs , II, Strom Kurbel Hs LSeaKnight ELF 1200 14BB Carbon Fiber Super Light 169g Two Brake Systems BaitcastSeaknight Axe Saltwater Spinning Fishing Reel 6.2 1 11Bb 3000H Full Metal B K7D9

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