Monthly Archives: April 2012

Thank you mother may we have another?

Rain storm that is… loving these late season inches… should clear out in time for a full slate of weekend treks and trails. CNPS will be in town leading a hike up Sulfur Mountain, the Audubon society will be doing … Continue reading

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Foto Fun Wednesday

The garden is abloom so I can let my fingers rest and let the pictures do the talking. First some pictures from my garden, which by the way will be featured on the California Native Plant Society garden tour on … Continue reading

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Everyday Flora part deux

This month’s humble hero is no lumbering giant like last month’s Laurel Sumac.  In fact for a good 4 months a year this is a disheveled tangle of near dead looking twigs, only to be awaken by fall’s first rains.  … Continue reading

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Pretty Good Friday

Spring is upon us, the March rains have breathed new life into our dusty trails.  I actually saw some green bark ceanothus just starting to push out flower buds.  So much great stuff on the calendar for this weekend, weather … Continue reading

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Going Native

Strolling casually through my faux-suburban neighborhood with a wary but excited Luke leading the way.  Neat little ranch houses with neat non-native front yards…. Man in his bathrobe watering his lawn (you do realize sir we live a stone’s throw … Continue reading

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Treehugger Tribune Volume 3

New calendar is here.  Something for everyone so stop being such a wuss. Got these great pictures from Norma from Arizona who visited the Ventura river bottom preserve last month.  As you can see I’ve expanded my credentials for picture … Continue reading

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Bloom of the Month – March

Pretty much everything I noticed in bloom this month was blooming in February already so I was having trouble picking a winner that really reached its peak in March.  Well just because there wasn’t much competition doesn’t make this month’s … Continue reading

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