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.
Hammer Force High Performance Bowling shoes Left HandDV8 Pitbull Bite Bowling Ball NIB 1st QualityEbonite Maxim Purple Haze Bowling Ball Polyester
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
Premium Rev-X Cobra Dollar Bowling Wrist Supports Accessories Left Hand_NKVise Grip 3 Ball Tote Bag Scooter bluee Yellow Bowling BagDV8 Circuit 2 Ball Deluxe Roller Bowling Bag with Urethane Wheels TealREV-X Premium GODIC COBRA RIGHT Hand Bowling Wrist Support Accessories_IC
REV Changer Premium GRAPHIC SCORPION RIGHT Hand Bowling Wrist Support_VaABS ROBOWRIST gold FINGER RIGHT Hand Bowling Wrist Support Accessories_igREV Changer KIT Premium LEOPARD Bowling Wrist Support Bowl Accessory _moPremium Rev-Changer Scorpion blueeJeans Bowling Wrist Supports Left Hand_ECG&S STEALTH V3 MAMMOTH WHITE RIGHT Hand Bowling Wrist Support Accessories_MC
Here’s where my thoughts about weeds differ from those of many others; weeds are not all bad!