The Sky Islands are the mountains of the Santa Rita range, including Madera Canyon. This relatively small region in the Coronado National Forest boasts more than 240 species of birds, a wide range of succulents, including cactus, yucca and agave, and an intermix of conifers, oaks, madrones and other plants that host fascinating insects and spiders.
This Week’s Passion is Leanne’s blog—commentary on current issues and happenings.
Find out why Mt. Diablo is growing a whole lot of wildflowers this year.
Swarms of ladybugs turn some trails of Redwood Regional Park bright red.
Coming and Going A riot of chickadees flock and flit about my garden, flying under the old oak offering acorns one by one. From the orange and the olive to the Mexican sage they hang upside down like tiny circus performers probing purple blooms for the sweet summer nectar the hummers missed. Constant conversation continues […]
So I enter Progressive Grounds café in the San Francisco Mission district for a reading from “Love, InshAllah, the Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women,” when a bird walks in. Not just any old bird, but a blue and gold macaw. It sits down, well, perches, on the top of a chair. His owner […]
Occupy our Food Supply blog in solidarity with RAN’s day of action.