INSPIRED BY NATURE

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Henry David Thoreau

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
GROWING HERBS
Growing herbs is a way to grow plants with many uses. With …
SANTA CRUZ FOREST FIRE
Last year, a forest fire in northern Santa Cruz county, the CZU …
EDIBLE FLOWERS
Many of the plants in our garden produce edible flowers.
COMMON BUCKEYE BUTTERFLY
We love the variety of butterflies in the yard this year. This …
GROWING MILKWEED FOR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY
We are growing milkweed in our garden this year for the Monarch …
GRAY HAIRSTREAK BUTTERFLY
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
HUMMINGBIRDS AT THE UCSC ARBORETUM
The Arboretum at the University of California in Santa Cruz California has …
PLANTING FLOWERS FOR HUMMINGBIRDS
We made some changes in the garden this year, intentionally planting flowers …
PLANTING FLOWERS FOR HONEY BEES
Honey bee populations are on the decline, and it helps to plant …
PLANTING A BUTTERFLY GARDEN
We had a goal this year of planting part of the garden …
Discovering Mushrooms in Santa Cruz
photographing mushrooms in Santa Cruz
Seabirds in Santa Cruz
These are some of Tony's best photos of seabirds taken in Santa …