Scenes from a seasonal marsh.

Scenes from a seasonal marsh. Low areas collect water and form ponds during winter and spring, then it dries out over the summer. All the ground in these photos except on the near side of the logs in the last picture usually spends part of the year underwater.

The lowest part of the preseve is also where the most trees are (presumably because water has more time to soak into the ground there).

#nature #photo #trees #marsh

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Cherry blossoms are coming in at the local botanic gardens

Cherry blossoms are coming in at the local botanic gardens. They have a grove with multiple different cherry trees in various stages of waking up for spring (some with a few flowers, some with more flowers and leaves, some still bare), and a few scattered trees elsewhere in the garden – some of which are already covered. But the tree in the fourth shot isn’t even in full bloom yet!

#nature #trees #photo #sakura #cherryblossoms #garden

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I think it’s been about a year since a small fire burned in this corner of the marsh preserve

I think it's been about a year since a small fire burned in this corner of the marsh preserve. It's less obvious on the ground where new grass has grown, but it's clear to see on this tree where the fire burned and where it stopped. #nature #trees #BurnScar #marsh #MadronaMarsh

I think it's been about a year since a small fire burned in this corner of the marsh preserve. It's less obvious on the ground where new grass has grown, but it's clear to see on this tree where the fire burned and where it stopped.

#nature #trees #BurnScar #marsh #MadronaMarsh

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A fall evening in Monterey between storms. This is near Custom House Plaza, along a …

A fall evening in Monterey between storms. This is near Custom House Plaza, along a section of Alvarado Street that’s been closed to cars and made into a pedestrian-only street. Just behind where I was standing, a temporary ice skating rink has opened for the season.

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The squirrel turned around and planted itself firmly, staring at me as if ready to defend its hoard.

I saw this squirrel running across the grass, then got my camera out and caught the first photo as it ran up the side of a tree and paused, looking at me as if assessing whether I was a threat or not. Then it ran the rest of the way up to look at a gap in the tree, perhaps assuring itself that its stash was still where it had left it. I walked around to see that there was a hollow between the two major branches, and the squirrel turned around and planted itself firmly, staring at me as if ready to defend its hoard.

My photos taken, I walked away.

#squirrel #nature #trees

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Guardian of the Woods. I could just imagine the squirrel proclaiming, “Turn back, traveller, and do not cross the shadow of these woods! Turn back now, while you still can!” #squirrel #nature #hiking #trees #woods #path

Guardian of the Woods. I could just imagine the squirrel proclaiming, "Turn back, traveller, and do not cross the shadow of these woods! Turn back now, while you still can!" #squirrel #nature #hiking #trees #woods #path

Guardian of the Woods.

I could just imagine the squirrel proclaiming, “Turn back, traveller, and do not cross the shadow of these woods! Turn back now, while you still can!”

#squirrel #nature #hiking #trees #woods #path

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This is a tree that grew from seed in the back yard over the course of 2-3 years.

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This is a tree that grew from seed in the back yard over the course of 2-3 years. I don’t remember why we decided not to pull it out as a weed when it started. I think we were just curious to see what it was. I never did find that out, but it took over the entire corner.

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Other iNaturalist users have suggested it’s a silk oak.

Interesting: a Twitter bot using live and historical data from a bunch of sensors hooked up to an oak tree…

Interesting: a Twitter bot using live and historical data from a bunch of sensors hooked up to an oak tree, to describe the impact of weather and climate from the tree’s point of view.

@awitnesstree@twitter.com

#trees #nature #climate #bots

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/tweeting-tree-climate-change

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