California Nature

 

flowerPhacelia scariosa (Boraginaceae)

flowerKelp Smartweed (Persicaria amphibia) Polygonaceae

Weed’s Mariposa Lily (Calochortus weedii var. weedii) Liliaceae

 San Jeronimo: young elephant seal hanging out on the rocky beach

 San Jeronimo: closeup of the flower of Malva pacifica (Malvaceae)

 San Jeronimo: marine mammals (mostly sea lions here) resting on the rocky shore

 San Jeronimo: flowers & stems of the Coast Cholla (Cylindropuntia prolifera) Cactaceae

South Coronados Island : the endemic Coronados Islands endemic rattlesnake

 SourceSan Diego Natural History Museum Botany Department

In Marta William’s book, Learning Their Language, she suggests learning about your bioregion-the natural and ecosystems of your local area.

In the Cherokee tradition, plants took pity on humans and offered us the remedies for all our ailments .

George Washington Carver wandered the foothills of the Ozark Mountains searching for plants as a kid. He began taking care of sick house plants, singing to them and giving them special soil. When asked how he accomplished his cures, he said that the flowers and everything in the woods talked to him. He just listened to them and loved them.

Marta Williams is a biologist and worked in wildlife rehabilitation. Now she is an Intuitive Communicator with animals and nature; author, lecturer and teacher. She lives in Northern California.

Source: Learning Their Language by Marta Williams

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