Thursday, February 18, 2010


So much strange news today - a suicide bomber attacked the IRS in Texas, San Francisco's police chief wants our police to carry more lethal weapons. I started watching The Hurt Locker, then interrupted that to see a preview of a new production at ACT tonight: The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Yow, more bombs exploding and machine guns! Wacky accents and verbal takedowns, CNN/Fox style.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Habitat restoration at Battery East

Tree removal over the past few months has re-opened a stellar view of the Golden Gate from Battery East in the Presidio.


I just felt lucky to get to do habitat restoration in such a location. Removed non-native grasses and planted yarrow, native iris, lizard tail, sticky monkey, cow parsnip, nettle, sea daisy.


Nearby, last year's planting along the pathway is not so great looking - yet! There are hundreds of native plants, most of them in the ground for less than a year and they are slowly getting better established. The soil was incredibly hard there, and maybe they need a little more time to take root.
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Monday, February 01, 2010

Hydrology

After the storms of the last month, the hills of the Presidio are alive with bubbling streams and seeps, like this one near Inspiration Point.
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Blue Bike Rack


I loved all the blue on the bike rack at the Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Branch Library on Sunday.
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