Saturday, January 25, 2014

Why we weed in the park

The green arrow points to a sagebrush seedling, the progeny of native sagebrush that was planted in the nature park to re-create coastal sage scrub habitat. The rest of the seedlings (red arrows) are non-native weeds that would outgrow this and other native seedlings if left to their own devices. This is why we spend time carefully hand-weeding neighborhood bullies.

Non-native mallow, mustard and horehound will claim the nature park as their territory unless we take action.
Howie, the horse, does a neat, clean job of weeding out the non-native, annual grasses. Thanks, Howie.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Nice clip job on Howie's coat!! Bet most won't know why he has that 2-tone look