Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Field Trip to Nix Nature Center!

We had the largest EcoLink group to date visit the Nix Nature Center this past Sunday! We were led on a lovely tour by two of the Laguna Canyon Foundation's brilliant naturalists through the immaculate coastal sage scrub in the Little Sycamore Canyon. The following photos were provided by Patricia (thanks Patricia).

While we didn't see the incredibly rare Laguna Beach Dudleya (Dudleya stolonifera), we did see many beautiful Chalk Dudleya creeping out of the rocks......

Thursday, June 24, 2010


The single most amazing film I have ever seen.


It is an hour and a half. Watch it through the end no matter how hard it may be to do so. You'll understand once you watch it. You were going to watch a silly Romantic Comedy anyway, why not spend the same amount of time with this. It is as if the Planet Earth documentary and The Inconvenient Truth had a love-child and that off-spring learned how to speak like Obama. I watched a TED Talk by Yann Arthus-Bertrand last night and looked up this film. His project is spectacular - showing our Home in all of its majesty and giving us the product of his genius free to the world. Please watch this.