Monthly Archives: May 2011

Big Prairie Workday!! Monday, May 30, 2011 (Memorial Day)

Marvelous crew today — thirteen!!  A v.lucky number for the bunchgrasses, Clarkias, voles, vistas in this beautiful place! As with other recent posts, am starting by putting up a slideshow of photos with narrative to follow as time and connection … Continue reading

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Friends of Sausal Creek: Beaconsfield Restoration Workday! Saturday, May 28, 2011.

Beaconsfield Canyon is yet another of those gems within a few minutes’ drive of Montclair Village.  Somehow, in the heart of all the high-end residential development here, a lovely half-wild canyon managed to survive waves of home building, a rain … Continue reading

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Friends of Sausal Creek: Fern Ravine Seed Walk and Nursery Propagation Day. Friday, May 27, 2011.

After exploring the wetland area for a bit to see the current state of things (there have been a number of restoration workdays in this vicinity, see the other Sausal Creek Watershed postings!) I caught up with the caravan down … Continue reading

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Bright Spring Day!

Still chilly in the stiff breezes today, but the sun was out and many of the flowers and grasses are in their full splendor.  Much to post when I find a better internet connection!

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Late May Storm on the East Ridge. Redwood Regional Park, May 25, 2011.

Real rain today, a steady soaking rain that lasted over an hour, and sharp gusts that kept snatching the umbrella that I use to shelter the camera. I got good and wet, and kept warm by gathering up cut broom … Continue reading

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Big Prairie Workday!! Sunday, May 21, 2011.

Things are really getting rolling up on the prairie now.  Good inroads have been made into the onrushing phalanx of broom and we’ve already rolled back the colonization by a year or two.  Others have been up here pulling in … Continue reading

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Of Clarkia, Fence Posts, and Bobcat Claws: Central Southeastern Redwood, May 20, 2011

These little Clarkias seem to have appeared recently, up at the first prairie I stumbled across while mapping broom on the east side of Redwood a couple of months ago now.  It is a place I named Pygmy Forest for … Continue reading

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