April 17, 2012 archive

Pine Tree Transplant

What should have been a relatively easy job turned into quite the task as we transplanted a pine tree that was cohabiting a large barrel pot with another tree. I waited too long to start this and their roots were impossibly intertwined. While I did have to do some necessary root-snipping, I’m hoping I saved …

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Our Own Gnatcatcher

While doing some gardening in the backyard, I finally captured some images of an endangered California Gnatcatcher whose protected nesting area covers some of the canyon behind our backyard. An unexpected surprise for me was how pretty its singing was.