I've been busy with life this past holiday month, and have been working on some writing, including a new article about the awesomely quirky Orcutt grasses for a magazine, but I'll be moving the website to my own server starting this February.
It's been great here in googleland, but I want better control of the site and the only way to do that is to migrate it to something that I can fully control.
After awhile, perhaps the new site will eclipse this old version, much like the newest invader in Florida above (Saccharum spontaneum) has started to overshadow the less showy Cenchrus purpureus (with the yellowish inflorescence in the background and foreground).
I will certainly try my best to continue to celebrate the grasses and the amazing ecosystems that they create, and I will always push forward the idea that sharing information about their value is one of the best ways to preserve these ecosystems. Knowledge is power, as they say.
More information later.
Note: Wild sugarcane (S. spontaneum) is a very tall (3-4 meters) dominant species in grasslands in Asia (I have seen them a lot in the Philippines for example), and has recently been officially declared present in the United States (in Florida). The picture above was taken in Lake Okeechobee, FL.