Category Archives: Value of Native Species

Fighting Argentine Ants – killers of California natives and the scourge of the kitchen

If you live anywhere in a suburban area, you have encountered the plague of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile), those little brown irritants that crawl up your leg while reading a book outside, cover your kitchen counters with massive troop movements, … Continue reading

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Nature – The Cause Worth Fighting For

As I have listened to the unenlightened blame dead trees for all our fires, where there are no dead trees, have suffered under the barrage of ignorance from politicians and industrialists who talk of clearing forests to protect us from … Continue reading

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The Towhee of Notre-Dame

Her thin, elongated feet and delicate toes are mechanisms of terror for the unsuspecting. Her bright, umber brown eyes are still, alert for an identifiable shape, any movement on the nearby ground. She steps forward. Cocks her head. Watching. A … Continue reading

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