Field Notes

Posted by Emily on March 13, 2011
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Brunch color

Posted by Emily on March 12, 2011
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Never thought I’d live somewhere you’d get a tsunami warning!

Posted by Emily on March 11, 2011
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Amazing color photo of the shockwaves starting in Japan (from NOAA) 
Went for a wander on the Tennessee Valley Trail in Marin County yesterday. There was sooo much to see and hear! It was uniquely wonderful being away from the constant onslaught of background noise in the city. I could actually hear the waves crashing in the distance more than a mile away from the shore … in addition, meadowlarks, hawks, ravens, insects, wind in the grasses and just the silence. I saw many unique plants

Found some Miner’s Lettuce in Buena Vista Park!

Posted by Emily on March 4, 2011
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After learning what it was earlier this week, I was thrilled to see big patches of Miner’s lettuce growing all over Buena Vista park. It was lush and juicy and green and I was surprised to see how many pretty little white flowers were in the cups of the leaves. Quite neat to learn a new plant then be able to identify out for a walk! Much more interesting than seeing an undifferentiated hillside of