Azur Polikarpov I-16 type 10 'Rata' 1 32 syhcja1797-Models

Mark IV Tank Female

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


VINTAGE REVELL PLASTIC (UNMADE ) KIT MODEL No.0445 RMS TITANIC VN MIB

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.   

DRAGON 1 72 7606 Armor Pro Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf.c w 3.7cm Pak 36 2 in 1Witty GERMAN MESSERCHMITT BF109G-6 1 72 die cast plane model aircraftMENG MODELl LS-003 1 48th scale Messerschmitt Me-410a-1 High Speed BomberTamiya 35177 German Assult Mortar SturmtigerEduard Photoetch 1 35 - Valentine Mk.ii iv (tamiya) - Edp36359 135 Mkiiiv Tamiya


Eduard Accessoires 73607 Accessoire De Modélisme Kfir C7 Pour Amk
Pit road 1 35 Grand Armor series Japan Navy plastic model G47
  • Male house finch at the feeder

Eduard Photoetch 1 35 - Tour De L'obusier De Mstas (zvezda)AOSHIMA WATERLINE 52662 HMS DORSETSHIRE INDIAN OCEAN RAID 1 700 SCALE KIT F SRevell Arado Ar196 B Aircraft 1 32 Scale Plastic Kit - 04922

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.


Eduard Big Ed Set 1 48 - Ki-61-id (tamiya) - 148 Tamiya Ki61id Kawasaki

Redbuds

Revell MBK Models 35049 Man 5T Mil Gl Plastic Model Building Set 1 3 5 New (F24)Peddinghaus 1538 1 35 Writing Set for Dora Gun New VersionHobbyboss Model 1 35 83871 IDF APC Nagmachon Model Kit

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.  


2019 New Release Genuine TAMIYA 1 24 Scale FORD GT Model Sports Car Kits No24346
Hasegawa 1 200 KC-130H Hercules JASDF Model Kit NEW from Japan
  • Juncos spend much of their time on the ground

Takom 2017 1 35 Sp Pz 2 Luchs A1 A2L-39C Albatros 1 48 Scale Kit PBTM05804 New Aoshima 52600 Tuned Parts SP Brian James Trailers A4 Transporter 1 24 From japanSPLENDID ARTISANAL MODEL OUT OF WOODEN OF BRISTOL 70 CMS

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
    Hasegawa Shidenkai no Maki Spitfire Mk.IX Model Kit NEW from Japan 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.

Gundam RTX-65 Guntank Early Type 1 144 ( Bandai )Plastic Model Yama no Onsen 1 150 ( Green Hobby )83854 HOBBY BOSS Soviet T-28E Medium Tank Armored Vehicle Static 1 35 Model Kit

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

Hobby Boss 1 35 AAVP-7A1 w Mounting BossesFujimi 1 700 Battleship MutsuBandai 1 12 SW-07 R2-D2 & R5-D4Prettyia Stirling Engine Free Piston Mechanical Model Physical Science Toy

Aoshima Arpeggio of bluee steel Plastic model Ars Nova No.2 Fog fleet Takao 1 700Ncc Enterprise 1701 (Movie Xii) Kit 1 500 Revell RV04882 ModelHobby Boss 1 35 Sd.Kfz.222 Leichter Panzerspahwagen 1st Series Bronco 1 35 CB35117 Sturmgeschutz.III Ausf.D Sd.Kfz.142 in North AfricaScalextric Slot Car Chevrolet Camaro 1971 Trans Am SXC3874 New

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

Pages