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The fence we walked between the years Did balance us serene; It was a place half in the sky where In the green of leaf…

Getting Into the (Sea) Weeds 

How a Victorian Hobby Preserved More Than Memories The Victorians were big on seaweed. Collecting it was a hobby deemed suitable for both gentlemen and…

Your Local Seaweed Guide 

There are nearly 800 species of seaweed on the West Coast, and many of them grow right here, on the local coast. We often tend…

Sara Plummer Lemmon: Remembering the Forgotten Botanist 

For a few short weeks in late spring and early summer, Calochortus plummerae, Plummer’s mariposa lily, blooms in the Santa Monica Mountains. It’s an increasingly…