Category Archives: Value of Native Species

The Shrublander has Emerged

Huzzah, the Shrublander has emerged! Clothed in deep, manzanita-burgundy cloth, wrapped around him like the Celtic warrior he is, carrying a staff of red shank, and smoking a pipe made of ancient Chumash soapstone, the Shrublander puts up with no … Continue reading

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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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