Air – 4th in the series on the American Canyon Wetlands Air – Earth’s ether. The medium that eludes sight, as it tickles touch. First on the list of the things we can’t live without. As we have explored in this series, the Wetlands is a place of water and it's a place of land, but it is hugely a place of Air. Of the three, Air is the layer least owned by humans and most by birds. Air, is the space for wings. I have always been fascinated by things that fly, from fireflies to
Earth - This is the third piece in a series on the American Canyon Wetlands Earth – our element. The ledger of human entries and edits. The place where we plant our feet. Here’s where all the other plants grow, and the food chain dries off before heading out to work. So far we’ve been looking down. This part, like a merry-go-round, will turn on the horizontal, going up or down only as the flow requires it. Land is the middle layer of the wetlands environmental sandwich. Here
Water. The fountain of beginnings. Domain of Earth’s big bang – LIFE! The spot where the sparks keep sparking, pushing the piston, turning the cylinder, ringing round the circle. In this post we’ll go to water, and as we go, we’re going go just a little bit into the layers beneath, pulling back the covers for glimpses on how all this hangs together. We’ll begin by recognizing a basic condition of life - all forms of it need to eat to survive, and the cafeteria line starts in
We are so lucky to have guest blogger, John Comisky, join us! John is Vice President at the Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County. This week John writes about his experience with American Canyon's Wetlands. I walk the wetlands. I listen to their songs. I photograph the pictures they paint. And I often wonder about the lives that are lived there, and the plot behind the show. So this is intended to be the beginning of a series of blogs about all that. It intends to live there.