coastal scrub along the fog belt where the lack of standing or running water is compensated by moisture from fog
However, a challenge remains — the condition of any stream is a direct expression of the condition of the stream's watershed.
Salt bays, beaches, ocean. Mostly over shallow waters along immediate coast, especially on sheltered bays; sometimes seen well out to sea. Nests on islands, which may be either bare and rocky or covered with mangroves or other trees. Strays may appear on fresh water lakes inland.
I began the day wanting to bring into convergence three activities of being—what I’d seen, what I’d read, and what I’d drawn—and to say about these acts how they made lines in the world that ran alongside other lines, and how all these lines together made environments of the earth, where I could put my body and you could put yours, and these would be lines always entwined because there was little if anything you could say or make without calling forth other lines, and this was how you knew you were where you were and the ground was worth cultivating and that there was life beneath the ground. - Renee Gladman
Naturalists are generalists in the best sense – cross-disciplinary, with knowledge of a system as a whole, not just the pieces. - From the California Naturalist Handbook, p.13