Not a weed

It took me a few days of computer searching before I finally discovered the identity of this “weed” that persists in growing in my yard. Google’s image search kept trying to tell me it was fritillaria, or digitalis, or even a marijuana bud! In fact, the name of this plant is Acanthus spinosus — though it also goes by the […]

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Proud singer

Sometimes even with a small point-and-shoot camera (like my Fujifilm Finepix AX655) you can get very lucky with the wildlife around Lake Natoma. I shot this rufous-crowned sparrow in late May 2016 — he was so intent on singing that he didn’t even mind me camera-stalking him!

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Rescue operation

All these California storms are proving a bit too much even for heavy equipment to handle. I found this guy turned over on his side just down the street from my house! Luckily I was able to get him back upright; it’s only a matter of time before the next wave of the storm blows through.

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