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Prickly Pear Preparation Primer

I have a friend in town from New York and he usually joins me on my morning travels through our magical valley.  He has little interest in plant identification, all he wants to know is, “what can I eat”.

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OVLC Fall Plant Sale & Hootenanny

While we do aim for a festive atmosphere, I cannot guarantee that an honest-to-goodness hootenanny will break out.  What I can guarantee is that we will have the following plants for sale (while supplies last), in addition to the ever-popular … Continue reading

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July In the Sierras Part II – Lundy Canyon

Once again I believe Lundy deserves a post all its own.  There is no more spectacular wildflower show in the region, if there is, please don’t be shy, would love a new hike for next year.  Some of these are with … Continue reading

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July In The Eastern Sierras Part I

Despite lava-like mud flows across I-14 trying to keep us from getting back home we made it last night in one piece, and even got to enjoy a late afternoon thunderstorm.  Two batches of pictures for you, the first is … Continue reading

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Back to Potrero

For those of you joining Lanny on his Herb Walk on Monday here is a preview and a primer of the blooms you are sure to see.  For the rest of you, get off your collective butts and enjoy spring … Continue reading

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Know Your Non-Natives

You’ve been reading along for over three years now, so you are obviously all well-versed in the ways of our local California native flora.  But walk down any trail this time of year and lo and behold at ground level … Continue reading

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Wills & Rice Canyon Loop

For the first time since last summer I think I’ve got enough pictures to justify a whole post.  Last month I brightened your life with a brief review of the Ventura River Preserve trails, half of them at least (part … Continue reading

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