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.
ZUCA Bag AURORA Insert & bluee Frame w Flashing Wheels - FREE SEAT CUSHIONHanyu Yuzuru Exhibition Acrylic Magnet G Yomiuri ShimbunLongboard wheels (set 4). wheels Cloud Ride wheels Chaser Race Wheel 77a 73mm
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
ZUCA Bag PINK DIAMONDS Insert & Purple Frame w Flashing Wheels-FREE SEAT CUSHIONZuca Bag TIGER Sport Insert and Purple Frame, GIFT Lunchbox & Seat CushionZUCA Bag PAINTBALL Insert & bluee Frame w Flashing Wheels - FREE CUSHIONZUCA Sports Insert Bag REBEL Purple - NEW - No Frame - FREE FAST Shipping
Zuca ANCHOR MY HEART Sport Insert Bag & bluee Frame + GIFT Utility Pouch187 Killer Pads 187 Knee GasketS1 Lifer Kids Multi Impact Helmet - Red GlossSmall Tool Box in Pink with Tools - Compact for WomenSuede size 1, heel to toe No More Rentals
Here’s where my thoughts about weeds differ from those of many others; weeds are not all bad!