Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Blowout grass

Blowout grass survives in small clumps Posted by Picasa

The seeds of this grass are the favorite food of the Ord's kangaroo rat and the kangaroo rats are the only mammal that make their home in the dune field. In the left forefront of this pic you can see a bit of Indian rice grass. I was in disbelief when the ranger explained that the Native Indians collected the ricegrass seeds and ground them to make bread. Man, those seeds are teensy. That was some hardcore gathering.

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