We have entered the micro-season of “Bamboo Shoots Appear”. This is the third micro-season of the mini-season of First Summer. To honor this season, we are learning all about Bamboo and reading haiku by Basho, Issa, and Buson.Micro-Season: “Bamboo Shoots Appear” — Naturalist Weekly
As the weather grows a little warmer and there is more light during the day, the population of birds swell and their sounds echo throughout our Northern California Sanctuary. With the coming of Spring there is a proliferation of bird species of all types, ranging from blue jays to robins, hawks to owls, ducks to […]Springtime at the Northern California Sanctuary — Iseum Sanctuary
This is the first time I have ever seen Joshua Trees in bloom! These trees were recently designated an endangered species by The California Fish & Game Commission. They are vulnerable because they exist in a limited area in The Southwestern US and Baja California. Their range is mostly contained by the boundaries of the […]Blooming Joshuas~ —
As part of the Amazing Earthfest, taking place all this week, Forest Voices of India will present The Living Earth: Ancient Perspectives.
Here is the link to read about, and register for, the one hour long Zoom presentation this Friday, May 13th 6 pm, U.S. Mountain time.
Fifty minutes of this presentation is a movie which features Dr. Nanditha Krishna, well-known authority on the culture of India and the world of nature. Also featured are Josh Nunez telling Native American stories, Musuni Letura from Kenya, and Chris Gorzalski with the Great Old Broads for Wilderness. The speakers offer views of the earth as a living being — with humans belonging to nature, rather than dominating nature. There are beautiful musical interludes by Bobbi Cheney, along with scenes of nature.
Following the movie, there will be a short time for live questions and discussion.
Registration is free. To register, click on the link above!
These gorgeous huge poppies are bloomin’ up The Holler! Also known as the Matilija Poppy, these are the largest flowers in the poppy family, and they are the largest native California flower. The blooms are 8 inches in diameter, and the bushes grow to about 10 feet in height, They are a challenge to grow, […]Romneya~ —
(Pink blossoms on a beaver tail cactus. Photo by Dawn Pisturino.) ALL PHOTOS BY DAWN PISTURINO. We got enough rain this winter for the cactus to blossom. It truly is a lovely sight when the desert is in bloom. (Rose-colored blossom on a prickly pear cactus. Photo by Dawn Pisturino.) But those cactus needles are […]Blooming Desert — Dawn Pisturino’s Blog
Richard J. WellerRichard J. Weller, ASLA, is the Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of landscape architecture and Executive Director of the McHarg Center at The University of Pennsylvania. He is author of seven books, including the forthcoming The Landscape Project, a collection of essays by the faculty at the Weitzman School of…Earth Day Interview with Richard Weller: A Hopeful Vision for Global Conservation — THE DIRT
Monet, could have traveled, from Giverny, to paint Arizona’s Superstition Mountains. The place is an impressionistic, dream. Cheers to you from The Superstitions~Superstitions~ —
imbued by light, and shadow. Water reflects pastel hues. Faces form in the rocks, and vanish in the shadows. Light is fleeting here, defined by shadow. Cheers to you from ethereal Sedona Arizona~Red Rock & Sand~ —