Does a Bear Plant in the Woods?

Apparently so.  A visiting bear was apparently gorging on some sort of prunus – likely a wild (native or escaped) plum – and deposited a pile of seed-laded droppings in the fall, east of the garden, right outside the trail that leads to the native California plot. With the warming temps, many of the seeds have germinated!

Bear Planting

While I’m all about having a plum thicket in the woods, the bear was imprecise in its planting, so I’ll probably move these emerging seedlings to a more appropriate forever home.  In other news, there was a big old slug in the compost this morning. Maybe a California Banana Slug?

Big Slug

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