Action alert: Help protect the Joshua tree

This post was originally published on this site We are at a critical juncture for the western Joshua tree. It may seem impossible to imagine the southern California desert without its… Continue reading on Medium »

The first plants were people

This post was originally published on this site“Among the Cahuilla, plants were not viewed simply as objects which might or might not be useful to man, but as living beings with whom one could communicate and interact….Plants, like any life form, were therefore treated with respect.”- Temalpakh, by Lowell John Bean and Katherine Siva Saubel Mesquite…

The first plants were people

This post was originally published on this site“Among the Cahuilla, plants were not viewed simply as objects which might or might not be useful to man, but as living beings with whom one could communicate and interact….Plants, like any life form, were therefore treated with respect.”- Temalpakh, by Lowell John Bean and Katherine Siva Saubel Mesquite…

Know your desert pollinators, and the plants they rely on

This post was originally published on this siteNative plants in the Mojave Desert are visited by hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. These pollinators are vital to our ecosystem. But they need our help. Diadasia bee covered in pollen of desert chicory (Rafinesquia neomexicana) ©Madena Asbell By Madena Asbell, Director of Plant Conservation Programs Pollinators are among the many…

Action alert! California mountain lions in peril

This post was originally published on this siteMountain lions in our deserts and related lions in the south and central coast of California are at risk of extinction. A petition to state list these animals as threatened is being heard by the California Fish and Game Commission. Here’s what you can do to support their…

Action alert! California mountain lions in peril

This post was originally published on this siteMountain lions in our deserts and related lions in the south and central coast of California are at risk of extinction. A petition to state list these animals as threatened is being heard by the California Fish and Game Commission. Find out below what you can do to…

How nature heals trauma

This post was originally published on this siteBeing in open spaces and nature has allowed Kate Hoit to “walk off the war” By Guest writer, Kate Hoit, California State Director for Vet Voice Foundation In 2005, I returned home from a yearlong deployment to Iraq. And no one ever tells you that coming home is one…

How nature heals trauma

This post was originally published on this siteBeing in open spaces and nature has allowed Kate Hoit to “walk off the war” By Guest writer, Kate Hoit, California State Director for Vet Voice Foundation In 2005, I returned home from a yearlong deployment to Iraq. And no one ever tells you that coming home is one…