Feels Like Spring but I Hope it’s Not

February 7, 10 am  It is another very warm day. The sky is cloudless and super blue. Today I am out in an area we call “Plasma” where the grass looks like it has grown several inches this week. It is a verdant green, reminding me of Ireland. As I walk...

A Hot February Day

February 3, 10 am Today a group from Sonoma County came to bird and explore the Willits Little Lake Valley with me. This group, the Redwood Region Ornithological Society was organized in 1962 “to encourage the study and conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their...

Kayaking in the Little Lake Valley

January 26, 10 am. We are geared up and ready to go. The kayaks are loaded with paddles, seats, and our tools.  We pull them out into the water and jump in. We are dressed warmly: raingear, boots, and layers, to keep the water and chilly air out. As we paddle out into...

Love is in the Air

Friday, January 19, 9:00am Earlier this morning it rained very hard but right now the sun is shining and the blue sky is making the clouds look white and puffy. There are bird calls and songs in the air. Meadowlarks are singing that beautiful melody that reminds me I...

Beavers , Eagles, and Red-tailed hawks

January 12, 8am It is a typical winter day. It is grey and foggy, not the kind of fog that one finds at the ocean but a Willits ground fog that comes up from the very wet ground. I am in the south end of the mitigation properties, at the north end of the Willits waste...

The Pacific Flyway

January 7, 8am This is a very foggy and cold morning. As I drove through Willits the town was quiet, but out here in the valley the air is filled with the many sounds of birds, ducks in particular. In every wet area there are ducks of many species seemingly...