Category Archives: Nature

California Quail

The Golden Gate Gardener column in today’s San Francisco Chronicle is all about planting your yard to attract California quail, and to illustrate the joys of quail, they have a lovely photo of a male quail in full display.  Check … Continue reading

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Mushrooms

It’s been a wetter December than we expected, and I suddenly realized we have mushrooms in the back yard. These aren’t small mushrooms, either – they’re mostly about the size of my hand.  I think those are the remains of … Continue reading

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Spiderwebs

We just had our first rain of the season this weekend.  We have a vigorous community of spiders in our back yard, and when we went out yesterday morning, we found them all covered with raindrops.  Enjoy the spiderwebs. \

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Turkeys in the Yard

It must be the season for birds.  We live in a small canyon in the Oakland hills, the upper part of which is still pretty wild.  We’ve known for awhile that we had a flock of wild turkeys living up … Continue reading

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Bird on the window

We have a greenhouse window in our kitchen.  For no reason I could figure, back in July our resident California towhee spent several minutes walking around on the slanted glass top and pecking the glass, back in July.  Here he … Continue reading

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