Category: Value of Native Species

New Video – California Chaparral: The Most Underrated Biome

How did Nature ever survive without us? This is a question those who eagerly manipulate wildlands need to ask themselves, be they from environmental management organizations like California State Parks and the Nature Conservancy, or fire agencies like Cal Fire and the US Forest… Continue Reading “New Video – California Chaparral: The Most Underrated Biome”

Nature Surprises During a Sunday Drive

The key principle underlying the power of Nature to inspire is how easily Nature surprises. And in those surprises, our minds are suddenly removed from dwelling on the daily mundane, and instead propelled into contemplating the wonder of life. The surprise can be seeing… Continue Reading “Nature Surprises During a Sunday Drive”

I Am Spring

October.The time of heat and drought is ending.Temperamental bouts of rain are near.In anticipation,manzanita flower buds are swelling, sagebrush flowers are blooming,and White-crowned Sparrows are arriving.Signs of me;signs of spring. Elsewhere,dead of winter beckons,flowers have faded,leaves turning gold, red, and brown,and the birds have… Continue Reading “I Am Spring”