About Ron Sullivan

Ron Sullivan is a nature fiend who lives in Berkeley and, with her spouse Joe Eaton, writes “The Dirt,” a garden column appearing irregularly in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Signs of the Season: Old Man’s Beard, Lichens that Live on Air

October 14, 2013 by Ron Sullivan

Lichens of any sort aren’t plants. Lichens are not so much a taxonomic category as a way of life; as lichenologist Trevor Goward put it, “Lichens are fungi that have discovered agriculture.”

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Ithuriel’s Spear and Other Spears of Springtime

April 11, 2013 by Ron Sullivan

Ithuriel's spear and similar flowers are some of our most charismatic springtime blooms. Just don't drive off the road next time they show their stuff!

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