Fun Fact Friday–“10 Terrible Weeds: #9 Hedge Parsley”

Fun Fact Friday–“10 Terrible Weeds: #9 Hedge Parsley”

Hedge Parsley is a member of the carrot family, showing up in early spring and imitating its edible cousin in its fern-like delicate leaves and early growth, but don’t be fooled. This deceptively innocent appearance is followed by sweet-looking white flowers on stalks...
Fun Fact Friday–“10 Terrible Weeds: #8 Bristly Oxtongue”

Fun Fact Friday–“10 Terrible Weeds: #8 Bristly Oxtongue”

Bristly Oxtongue, is an annual to biennial plant that can reach heights of 3 feet tall, but also grows low to the soil. It’s a newer aggressive invasive transplant at the Preserve that thrives during the winter and warm weather. Its yellow flower and seeds are similar...
Happy Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer Solstice!

Today, marks the longest day of the year with about 15 hours of sunlight in Napa County. What a wonderful way to take time to reflect on our connection to the natural world and our place in it, as the Earth tilts to the Sun for the end of spring, and beginning of...
Celebrating Juneteenth in Napa County!

Celebrating Juneteenth in Napa County!

Join us in honoring and celebrating Juneteenth, the oldest national celebration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The Land Trust of Napa County honors Juneteenth by recognizing it and highlighting the day for reflection, remembrance and an...
Fun Fact Friday–“10 Terrible Weeds: #7 Bull Thistle”

Fun Fact Friday–“10 Terrible Weeds: #7 Bull Thistle”

We’ve come to our last thistle, the bull thistle. Like other varieties, this noxious weed is highly invasive and outcompetes native plants and disturbs natural habitat for animals. It grows over summer months where its first-year growth is seen in the form rosettes...