Gamakatsu LUXXE CHEETAH-RR 106M Medium 10'6 fishing spinning rod from JAPAN

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New DAIWA Rod PRESSO -LTD AGS 55XUL-S J, Trout Fishing Rod f s from Japan

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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Smith Ltd Spinning Rod Inter Bgoldn XX IBXX-77MSD From Stylish anglers Japan
Shimano 18 Poison Adrena 1610M Traditional versatile casting rod F S from Japan
  • Male house finch at the feeder

Uzaki Nissin Rod Zerosum Iso Dan V3 2 gou 5005 From Stylish anglersShimano reel bait reel 18 Antares DC MD XG JapanMajor craft Shore spinning rod N-ONE Shore jigging model NSS-1002 PLG Japan New

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.

OLYMPIC silver PredOTYPE GARPS-892LML fishing spinning rod Japan NEW


Yamaga Blanks Spinning Rod Calista 89ML TZ NANO EMS From Stylish Anglers JapanNEW Shimano Reel 13 BB-X Hyperforce C4000 Type-GShimano Cardiff Exlead AT S59XUL R-G spinning rod F S from Japan

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.  

Tenryu Spinning Rod Magna Impact MI62S-L From Stylish Anglers Japan
G. Loomis NRX Trout Fly Fishing Rod NRX 1084-4 Green
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

Daiwa GEKKABIJIN MX 78MML Medium Light saltwater spinning fishing rod poleApia FOOJIN'AD VANCOOR 92H Heavy 9'2 fishing spinning rod pole from JapanNories Spinning Rod Trout Program Ambitious AB61L 8077 Stylish Anglers JapanBolorute, beringte Stipprute, Maver Super VELOCE, Wg. 20gr., Länge 7,00m

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
    Shimano Force Master 3000 beautiful item electric reel ship fishing 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.

Apia FOOJIN'AD BEAST BRAWL 95MH Medium Heavy 9'5 fishing spinning rod poleShimano 18 STELLA 1000-SSS-DH Spinning Reel NewDaiwa 15 Leo blitz 300 J Use distance 49.5 km Used 101 hours

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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Greys Xlerate Full Shrink 12ft 3.25lb T.C Carp Rod -Set of 3- New 2018100 Mustad KVD-Classic Triple-Grip Treble Hooks (Size 4) TG76-BN StandardPointABEL SUPER 4 5 FLY FISHING REEL IN WILD TROUT COLOR, FREE LINE + SHIPPINGDaiwa 15 Marine Power 3000 12V Big Game Electric Power Assist ReelUsed Daiwa Morethan Branzino AGS 89.5MML shore spinning rod from Japan 332

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

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