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Daiwa LEOBRITZ 300J Electric Power Assist Reel from Japan

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

Abu Garcia Abu Garcia reel Revo Premier Revo Premier spinning r F S

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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Tailwalk SLOW BUMP TZ 635 Baitcasting Rod Fishing Japan New
Accurate BX2-500 Boss Extreme 2-Speed Conventional Reel RH
  • Male house finch at the feeder

Daiwa SALTIGA BJ AGS 64B-3 6'4 bait reel jigging rod from JAPANDaiwa Spinning Reel 16 Catalina 4500 For Fishing From JapanShimano Nessa BB S1002M spinning rod F S from Japan

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.

Shimano 09 Calcutta Conquest 201DC Shimano Baitcasting


G LOOMIS NRX 7' MEDIUM HEAVY INSHORE SPINNING ROD NRX 843S MR 12058-01Megabass Valkyrie VKS-68ML Bass Rod Freshwater From Stylish Anglers JapanYAMAGA Blanks SeaWalk Tairubber SWT-68ML Baitcasting Rod Fishing Japan 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.  

Shimano Rod Iso Special VS Tamanoe 550 5.5m From Stylish Anglers Japan
APIA FoojinAD NATURAL SEVEN 77MH Spinning Rod Saltwater Fishing NEW JAPAN
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

Daiwa Shiboguburu 1000 from japan (14233Gamakatsu Rod GamaIso Aldena 1.25 gou 5.3 From Stylish Anglers JapanTenryu Spinning Rod Red Flip RF742S-M Tai Rubber From Stylish Anglers JapanDaiwa Gekkabijin Air AGS Ajing 64LRS spinning rod F S from Japan

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
    Used Yamaga Blanks bluee Current 83 TZ Long Cast UL spinning rod from Japan 000 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.

Daiwa 琥幻 鯉 KOGEN KOI 12 brand new carp fishing rod pole from Japan F SSHIMANO 15 FORCE MASTER 301DH LEFT - Free Shipping from JapanDaiwa reel 18 RYOGA 1016HL

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

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Daiwa reel 10 Sorutiga 3500H from japan (3320Daiwa 18 Seaborg 300J Elettrico Mulinello 4960652131261Set of 3 Shimano TX Ultra Carp rods 12' 3 lb TC3 x Greys Toreon AirCurve 12ft 3.50lb Full Japanese Handle Carp Fishing RodHATCH FINATIC 11 PLUS LA REEL-Clear Gr NEW FLY FISHING REEL

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

Salmologic Skyborn 12'6'' 24 grams - 370 grains Daiwa 17 TOURNAMENT ISO ENTO 4500-ENTO Surf Casting Reel New