Archives for February 2009

Mike Madison on gophers

From Blithe Tomato: I reckon that I lose 25 percent of my net income to gophers. Each year I write that check: Pay to the order of Gopher, Six thousand and 00/100 dollars. That’s the difference between retiring when I’m sixty-five and working until the day I drop dead in the field with a hoe […]

Visions of California before European contact

Laura Cunningham, a biologist and artist who is pioneering the field of “historical ecology,” has recreated scenes of California’s past for an upcoming and yet untitled Heyday book slated for fall of 2010. Check out some of the artwork she has submitted so far: Hunting grizzly bears in the Sacramento Valley A grizzly bear in […]