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Taking Notes in Wild Places

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  In a little traveled fringe of California, in the northern most corner where sitka spruce are nearly equal to redwoods, a tsunami warning sign reminds us we're almost there. We can't see it yet,...

Nature: Our First Language

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  I may have found a solution to happy parenting any maybe even some of the world's problems. Let kids climb trees and eat unwashed, self-picked apples. What could be better? What would childhood be...

The Reliably Unexpected Moments of Gardening

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  Gardening is part planning, part serendipitous and 100% rewarding - in a pick yourself up by your boot straps sort of way. I love the reliably unexpected moments of discovery. Volunteers and new comers...

Serendipitous Gardening

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The oddest thing happened. I was on a perfectly lovely trail run near the headlands when bits of partially eaten plants and plant parts began littering the path in front of me. Roots, fibers...

Unexpected Present

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This stem cutting of Lepechinia calycina, also known as Pitcher Sage, is one of my first.  Or I should say, one of my first that appears to be thriving.  It's funny because I remember...

Fetid Surprise

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The leaves of Fetid Adder's Tongue, Scoliopus bigelovii, pop out like a beacon below the shaded cover of redwood forest canopy.  Just last week, I was strolling along the trails of Muir Woods, minding...

Think Like a Native

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It takes a certain amount of street smarts to think like a native.  Confidence, adaptability and the right flavorful pizazz help too.  But what does it mean to be native? The dictionary says something like...
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