Poison Oak: Part of the Headlands Ecosystem

Poison Oak: Part of the Headlands Ecosystem

Heavy winter rains have brought us a beautiful wild flower season, but also created an epic year for posion oak, known to botanists as Toxicodendron diversilobum. Poison oak is more robust and healthy this year at the Pedro Point Headlands because the wet winter...
Western Fence Lizard and Lyme: The Interesting Connection

Western Fence Lizard and Lyme: The Interesting Connection

Kathy Kellerman, PLT Board Member, commented that so far this year the ticks have been less abundant than usual at Pedro Point Headlands (PPH). Nevertheless, ticks can transmit Lyme disease, which infects humans, dogs, and horses, so be sure to take the usual...
Restoration in a Time of Climate Change

Restoration in a Time of Climate Change

Resilience is usually definedas the capacity of an ecosystem to absorb disturbance without shifting to an alternative state and losing function and services. A study published in the journal Nature found that ecosystems that have a greater number of species are more...
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