300 kinds of spine-bearing animals––birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles––thrive in California’s oak woodlands, along with thousands of insect, plant, fungus, and lichen species. In fact, oak woodlands harbor more diversity than any other land-based ecosystem in California and are the primary sanctuary for California’s wildlings.
I will give an overview of our Mendocino County oaks––their stately and scrubby characters, their tricks for surviving drought, their pollination styles, their gnarled beauty––and then I’ll talk about relationships they have with fungi, voles, scrub-jays, lace lichen, California sisters, oak mistletoe, and oak galls.
For sale I have:
1) Full-color oak identification charts ($8.00 including tax);
2) Copies of my book, Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks––a Heyday bestseller and Indie Next Generation Book Award Finalist; ($20 including tax); and
3) Close-focusing binoculars ($166 including tax). These magical binoculars transport humans into glorious worlds of color, form, texture, and even behavior by magnifying whatever you are looking at (flowers, spiders, dragonflies, trichomes, etc.). You can try them out at my table.
Cash or check preferred; credit cards accepted (with slight additional charge).