Posted by: atowhee | November 24, 2017


Save our meadows.  Do we really need another golf course/shopping center/suburban housing sprawl/airport parking lot?  Some research conducted beyond the reach of the Republican anti-science coalition has shown that meadows actually capture more CO2 from the atmosphere than habitats with larger plants, heather or shrubs.

Click here to read about this research done in Scandanavia.

In my new book on San Francisco’s natural history I describe some of the problems being worsened by climate change in that region.  Ocean acidification, ocean warming, spread of tropical diseases, disruption of seasonal migration and plant growth–these are but a few of increased stressers being put on all natural system and all the organisms therein.  69644847_Kindle Ready Front Cover JPEG_7303473Click here to learn more about this newly published book.  Copies are available from me or from Amazon.  $25.  I ship for free.


  1. Don’t know if I have a meadow or a heath, but I guess I will have to give it a bit more respect when I am out weed whacking..

    heath hēTH / noun noun: heath ; plural noun: heaths 1 .

    an area of open uncultivated land, especially in Britain, with characteristic vegetation of heather, gorse, and coarse grasses.

    Now I have to look up gorse!

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