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.
WINTERSTEIGER Snowboard-Halter BOARD FIX Dalbello Speed 3 - Kinder Skischuhe - DSP03J1 blackHead Schneebrille Infinity FMR gold inkl extra Scheibe -- Modell 18 19 Neuware
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
Salomon Escape 5 Grip 2018190 cm Men's cross Country Ski cross Country2016 NIB ZEAL OPTICS LEVEL SNOWBOARD GOGGLES bluee tang large fit optimumRossignol Mens Ski Pant, L Xl, blueeTECNICA VENTO 10 SKI BOOTS SIZE 250 MEN SIZE 7 Women’s 8 WITH BOOSTER STRAPS
O'Neill Exalt Pant - Men's Extra Large XL Carmine Snowpant - Snowboard SkiDOWNHILL SKI VOLKL a limited S1 177 cmVOLCOM Men's CARBON Snow Pants - BLK - XL - NWTSki Goggles Double Layers Uv 400 Anti-fog Mask Glasses Eyewear SnowboardingAlpina BC 2250 Nordic Ski Boot, Cross country, X - country Sz 37
Here’s where my thoughts about weeds differ from those of many others; weeds are not all bad!