Tag Archives: California

Yellow-Faced Bumble Bees

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. About the middle of January, I started seeing these bumble bees visiting the blueberry bushes in our front yard and the manzanita bushes in the back yard, getting pollen from the flowers. They make … Continue reading

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Visiting the Giants

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A. Last month, I went to visit the giant redwood trees in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA. The trees there reminded me of the Carboniferous Period that I read about in “The Encyclopedia of World … Continue reading

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Lesson from a Mama Woodrat

by Larisa White, of California, U.S.A. We’ve been working over the past dozen plus years on a Native California ecosystem restoration project on our 1/3-acre property, and over the past two years, developing an organic fruit/veggie mini-farm, with small growing … Continue reading

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Lesson from Mr. & Mrs. Bewick Wren

by Larisa White, of California, U.S.A. A few weeks ago, the tiniest little Bewick wren I ever saw flew out of a bush and sat on the fence while I snipped some kale for dinner, peeping at me continually, to let me know … Continue reading

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Lesson from a Redwood Grandmother

by Larisa White, of California, U.S.A. Earlier this week, I drove through a wall of fog to visit the coast redwoods of Muir Woods. They were sparkling in the full glory of their pale-green new growth for the year. And … Continue reading

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Seasons in California – First Flowers

by Estifanos (5), of California, U.S.A. I live with my mom and dad, in the mountains near the coast of California. Where we live, the beginning of February is the time when we see the first flowers blooming in our yard. It is … Continue reading

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