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DAIWA BG 3500H Spinning Reel from JAPAN F S

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Major Craft TRAPARA Native TPS-762-LX Spinning Rod 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.   

RIO InTouch Long Head Spey - Size 7 8 - NewDaiwa reel 18 Legal plus BR 5000BR Fishing genuine from JAPAN NEWPRO MARINE STRANGER SEABASS 90ML Medium Light 9' fishing spinning rod from JAPANPop-up 2-person Ice Shelter Fishing Tent Shanty Accessories Portable RoomDaiwa LIBERTY CLUB 90L Light 9' Casting Fishing Spinning Rod Pole Fast Shipping

Daiwa RCS 95 Carbon Crank Handle Baitcast Tuning Kit 95mm SLP Works
Dr. Shrink SI-30200CW 30 in. x 200 ft. 3 ml Crash Wrap Yellow
  • Male house finch at the feeder

Sure-Life SL104 Better Bait Minnow Holding Formula 12 Lb Bottle 23963Daiwa LIBERTY CLUB SURF telescopic fishing spinning rod pole T 25-420 K 13'7 Prologic angeln Bissanzeiger Set blue 3+1 - BAT+ Bite Alarm bluee Set

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.

Berkley BG380-15 80 Lb Big Game Monofilament Line 3 Lb Spool Clear 10539


WFT Penzill Nano Kork UL 2,21m 1-7gMajor Craft CROSTAGE CRX-662ML B (2pc) - Free Shipping from JapanPezon & Michel Angelrolle Oceaner ZI FV

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 Holiday Boat 10 270T Telescopic Rod Camping Fishing Fast Shipping
66 Steelhead Salmon Trout Wet Fly Assortment & Fly Box - Made in USA by VETS
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

Abu Garcia bait reel OCEANFIELD7-R japanCADA10A Canna All-Round Colmic Dagos 4,10 m 400 Gr Pesca Storione Silur RNGDAM FORRESTER SPEED FLY -9 ft-KLASSE 6 7-FLIEGENRUTE-REISERUTE-NEU-Nr-91Spinning lure hard bait Molix TPopper Topwater 110gr 18cm popper

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
    CACO70B Canna da pesca Bolognese colmic Concord 6 mt Alto Modulo RN 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.

RIO InTouch gold WF7 Floating - Fliegenschnur - Fly Line + FREE DRY FLIESReel Tica Spinfocus 3000 SU-White Series Spinning Bolognese Lake Trout NewDragon Flash XC40P Feeling Spinn 2.45m 5-20g Extra Fast

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

NEW DAIWA GENESY 150 H - L Left HandDaiwa handle Bait for reel SLPW I'ZE FACTORY RCS carbon crank handle 90mmAvid Captive Carp Cot Standard Safety Unhooking Mat A0550005Pop-up 2-person Ice Shelter Fishing Tent Shanty Lightweight Oxford Fabric Red

Gamakatsu Akilas Mobile Style Travel Rod, Bass, Pike, Perch, Holiday Rod2019 SAVAGE GEAR PARABELLUM CCS 4pc TRAVEL ROD+BAG SERIES LURE SPINNING UL LRFRed carp method mix & ground bait for carp and coarse fishing.Maver Elite Match 13ft RodSONIK DOMINATORX S+M HYBRID 13FT CARP FISHING

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

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