An opportunist’s abstract created by tagged Great Egret 1 (GREG1) who has spent the winter foraging in farmland, ditches and other waterways in California’s Central Valley. First tagged on Tomales Bay, this bird joins 9 others we are tracking via their solar-powered GPS backpacks. Early results of our tracking study of individuals from the Tomales Bay population have shown roughly half of them migrate to the Central Valley while the other half over-winter along the Marin-Sonoma coast. This study is just getting underway, but until now the migratory status of Bay Area Great Egrets was unknown. Looking forward to what these flexible foragers will reveal about their habitat use and influences over the course of the study. #sfbay#wetlandsconservation#ardeidae#greategrets#tomalesbay#centralvalley#wildart#abstractart#marin#westmarin
Those who used the Nine Rings became mighty in their day, kings, sorcerers, and warriors of old. They obtained glory and great wealth, yet it turned to their downfall. They had, as it seemed, unending life, yet life became unendurable to them. They could walk, if they would, unseen by all eyes in this world beneath the sun, and they could see things in worlds invisible to mortal men; but too often they beheld only the phantoms and delusions of Sauron. And one by one, sooner or later, according to their native strength and to the good or evil of their wills in the beginning, they fell under the thraldom of the ring that they bore and of the domination of the One which was Sauron's. And they became forever invisible save to him that wore the Ruling Ring, and they entered into the realm of shadows. The Nazgûl were they, the Ringwraiths, the Úlairi, the Enemy's most terrible servants; darkness went with them, and they cried with the voices of death. — The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age", 346
2 569 hours ago
Mythical live fence, made with two lines of thuja trees. Best to be grown on northern side, to protect from cold winds.
1 7410 hours ago
Calling this “yes Toucan” and shoutout to @lyndsay_shea for that. I really love him and I hope you do too 💕 🐧💕
Wild strawberry - Fragaria vesca.
Delicious and healing, they grow throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere.
Leaves for tea are picked in Spring, as they bloom, and dried in shade, in a place where air circulates well.
Depending on altitude, fruits can be picked from May until autumn. Best to eat them in the morning, before any other food.
F. vesca is able to reproduce both sexually (seeds) and asexually (runners). Our favourite forest fruit ♥️