The seed library is a publicly accessible, no-cost library where visitors can “borrow” seeds, plant them, and then at the end of the growing season, save seeds from their plants and return a portion of those seeds to the library. Read more
Patrick Iverson puts the finishing touches on the seed library. Photo: Stella Reed / Audubon
On a cloudless July morning, hydrologist Paul Tashjian kneels in the dry river bed of New Mexico’s Rio Gallina, and digs out a sensor designed to track the desert river’s modest flow.
According to [Tice] Supplee at National Audubon, some desert bighorn sheep in Arizona had died for lack of water, and the “extended drought has resulted in less production of seeds for wintering birds, like wintering sparrows and seed-eating birds.