1151086 Penn 116L Big 17198 USA Reel Game Senator 0 12 f970eunhv31102-Sea Reels

Daiwa reel 2510R-PE brand new unused

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

Daiwa Seruteto 16 H 4000HD new, unused

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.   

Daiwa SALTIGA JIGGING MODEL J61MLB J Medium Light fishing baitcasting rodShimano 18 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 300 RIGHT Baitcasting Reel NewNEW Shimano Spinning Reel 15 Twin Power SW 6000 HGBass fishing reel Calcutta Conquest 200 from japan (2774Daiwa (Daiwa) Spinning Reel Azing Meering 14 Hidamido 2004 H (2000 Size)

Shimano 16 Vanquish 4000HG from japan (12623
Shimano Reel 12 Antares HG LEFT
  • Male house finch at the feeder

Waterworks-Lamson - Speedster Reels - Super ArborFreespirit hi-s carp rod carp set up 3.5tcAvid Carp Base Camper XXL Bivvy NEW Carp Fishing 2 Man Bivvy

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.

Brand New Trakker Tempest V2 Bivvy System (201553)


Daiwa 12 13ft Basia AGS Carbon Core Rod All Test Curves NEW Match FishingAnyfish Anywhere Match Pro Sea Fishing RodCentury C2 12ft 3.25lb Carp Rod NEW Carp Fishing Rod

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.  

Nash Titan TC Pro Bivvy Shelter New
Shimano Boat Tiagra 30WLRS Lever Drag
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

Hardy Zephrus Ultralite SINTRIX 440 Fly Rod - NEW FOR 2018Salmologic Nordic 9' 14 grams - 216 grainsShimano 15 Saltiga 5000 Reel w BoxC.L. Crumbliss Bamboo Fly Rod 7' 3wt 2pc 1tip (32-049)

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
    2016 NEW Daiwa STEEZ SV TW 1016SV-SHL LEFT hand 7.1 1 Baitcasting Fishing Reel 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.

[Excellent+++++] 08' SHIMANO STELLA SW10000PG SPINNING REEL Saltwater JapanHardy Perfect Salmon 3 1 2”SHIMANO 18 STELLA C2000SHG Spinning Reel from Japan

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

Shimano Metanium DC Baitcast reel 101 XG 101 HGShimano 15 Force Master 9000 Electric Power Assist Reel Right Handed New JAPANAccurate BV2-400L Valiant Conventional Reel LHTulala Bait Rod Aventura 59 From Stylish anglers Japan

Dobyns Xtasy 7'5 Medium Spinning Rod DRX 753SFACCURATE BOSS EXTREME 2 SPEED CONVENTIONAL REELShimano 16 ANTARES DC HG RIGHT Baitcasting Reel NEW OLYMPIC 18 NUOVO Calamaretti PredOTYPE GNCPRS-802ML-S Spinning Rod Made in JapanAbu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500 Copper color Freshwater Fishing Reel Left Handle

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

Shimano 18 Stella 2500S Spinning reel from Japan New Daiwa Spinning Reel 16 Certate 2508 PE (2500 Size) For Fishing From Japan