Gopher tale

Here's a photo of a Matilja poppy flourishing in its second year in the midst of a huge gopher colony and Algerian ivy.

This is the hill where gopher predation is so rampant that even the above ground vegetation gets eaten. The same hill where my brother and I planted hundreds of acorns, which still sprout but get eaten before they are a year old.

A little farther up the hill is a clump of sages and buckwheat that is similarly unmolested by gophers.

Chalk a couple up for the natives.

- Posted at great expense from my iPhone

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