50 BG150-15 Berkley Lb Lb 10531 Clear Spool 1 Line Monofilament Game Big f970eofws2501-Monofilament Line

DUO duo lure Beirufu Manic 155 ghost Pearl chart CLB0230

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


Zebco Propel Baitcast Reel 3BB 6.1 1

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.   

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Fox Chunk Casual Trainer (-RRP .99-)
Trakker Eilite Green Hoodie Brand New Trakker Carp Fishing Clothing
  • Male house finch at the feeder

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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.


Boat fishing multiplier reels 20-30lb class loaded with mono 25lb B.S.

Redbuds

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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.  


ABU rod Farflyte 967 9' 272cm Abulon AFTM 6-7
Mitchell Avocet Match RZ 4000 Rear Drag Reel
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

Waterproof Fly Box + Mixed Dry Trout Flies for Fly Fishing Size 8 10 12 14 16 18Waterproof Fly Box + Mixed Assorted Epoxy Buzzers Trout Flies for Fly FishingGreen Whiplash Braid Fishing LineGUY COTTEN WATERPROOF BAG NO 1 FISHING BOATING SAILING

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
    NEW Rapala Sportsman 31 Bag - 46012-2 - 40х30х21cm - Original Rapala Bag 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.

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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

300 500 1000M 8 Strands Braid Fishing Line Moss Green Army Green Red orange blueeKarpfenrute Raubfischrute ROBINSON CARBONIC T-STRONG 3,3m 370g Wg.50-120gESP Joggers - Green - XX LargeMitchell® Avocet Salt 4000 FD

Lot of 100 or 1000 MUSTAD 3262 blueE HOOKS, SIZE 0JVS Javelin Feeder 3,6m 3,9m WG 120g Feederrute 3x Wechselspitzen FutterkorbruteONYX 500M Braided Fishing Line 6-150lb Carp Fishing Multifilament Fishing Line 4Shimano Yasei Red Sea Bass 240M 2,40m 7-35g Wolfsbarschrute Spinnrute20 Kg KFS Feeder Spezial Wettkampf Angelfutter (1Kg 2,00EUR) Match

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

D.A.M Yagi Light Jig 2,40m - 2,70m 2 Tramos Cañas de Spinning NUEVO 2019 Rio Mainstream Intermediate Fly Line - WF8I

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