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Poison Hemlock as a Food Source for Birds

Monday July 29th, 12:00 pmThe heat has eased off today and there is a pleasant breeze as I walk along the riparian area in the center of the valley. It is alive with fledgling birds begging for food from their parents as usual. Along the fence there is a variety of...

A Lovely Migrant

Thursday, July 18th 9 amIt is a glorious summer day and I am walking along the riparian corridor of Berry creek heading to Davis creek. It is late July and there is still water in both of the creeks, though Berry creek has slowed down and I know it will be dry after...

Flowers and Pollinators

July 15th, 9:30 amAs the summer moves along I am taken with how mild this summer is compared to last year. The temperatures have been marvelous, not too hot, and not too cold. Having fog last week, in the early hours of the day, and then the temperature not going much...

Summer Wild Flowers

July 8, 11 am.It is a cool, foggy morning and I reflect on how wonderful it is to have fog in the summer. So far this summer has been the perfect temperature a far as I am concerned. The afternoons have warmed up nicely but the mornings retain their coolness until...

Happy July 4th!

June 26th This is a short blog to let you all know I will be off for this coming week. To celebrate this holiday with you,  I had to post these photos of a Common Yellow throat warbler with food in its mouth for a young fledgling (I did not get a photo of the...

The Management of Some Invasive Plants

Monday, June  24th, 9 am.Today I am going to talk about some of the work we at the Mendocino Resource Conservation District are doing on removing invasive plants from the mitigation lands. As part of the mitigation and monitoring proposal for the Willits Bypass,  we...