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La Riviere Marsh on a spring morning

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

On a pleasant Sunday morning I headed down to the Visitor Center for the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge to join a field workshop led by microbiologist Wayne Lanier, my colleague in the Hidden Ecologies Project. Wayne led a group into the restored La Riviere Marsh, once the site of a large […]

Carp Pole failure

Friday, January 13th, 2012

During my recent trip to Southern California I camped by the Trona Pinnacles near Ridgecrest, California. The Pinnacles are ancient tufa (calcium carbonate) towers rising from the bed of the Searles Dry Lake basin. They were formed underwater 10,000 to 100,000 years ago when the area was an interconnected chain of Pleistocene lakes stretching from […]

Return to Warm Springs Seasonal Wetland

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

In mid-April 2011, Ivette Loredo of the Warm Springs Seasonal Wetland hosted a hike out to the vernal pools, a closed part of the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. Claudia and I welcomed the chance to revisit this landscape and found it interestingly different from the previous year. The flowers were more subdued this year […]

Pole aerial photography gear

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Here, except for poles and video receiver, are the components in my pole aerial photography kit. You can see my poles at www.flickr.com/photos/kap_cris/3681959928. The video on the ground is received by a Polaris LCD with integral 2.4 GHz receiver that dates back to KAP experiments 5 years ago. I have also started a Flickr set […]