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.