I hope to inspire you to do the same.
My name is Cindy, I am a biologist and wanderer, fortunate to have landed on 900 acres of critters, plants, weather and hard work. In 2007 as part of my job as a biologist with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, I move onto the Dipper Ranch, a nature preserve and cattle ranch. Now, in addition to my regular weekday job managing natural resources on 26 preserves, I spend 'weedends' and long summer evenings chopping thistles, fixing spring boxes, shooing loose cattle and documenting the ecology of the Dipper Ranch.
|photo by VY Becker in the Tetons|
My goal with this website is to describe the natural history of the Santa Cruz Mountains - the rugged, wild peninsula below San Francisco and the mountain range forming the Dipper Ranch environs. Occasionally, I slip into ranch culture, local history and trips to other beautiful natural areas.
Join me on-line and outside. I would love to hear about your sightings and ruminations on the natural world of the Santa Cruz Mountains: Go outside, play, tell us your story.