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Flowers of Winter: The Mosses

One of the Valley oaks in the Plasma(S1) woodland with many species of mosses growing on its trunk. Fern moss, Dendoalsia abietina, up close showing the pleurocarpous structure of growth. Often the base of a large oak will be a good area to look for different kinds of...

The Value of Poison Oak

The Northern Flicker is a striking, lively woodpecker with a large bill.  The brilliant leaves of Poison oak, in the late fall, with its waxy and pale off-white berries. A Red-bellied sapsucker eating poison oak berries. The abundance of poison oak berries in a winter...

Images of Winter in the Little Lake Valley

 Mill Creek floods its banks after we have over 6 inches of rain which creates a wetland. This bedraggled immature first year Bald eagle is drying out after a rain. A brilliant male Western bluebird sunning on a post. These American wigeon are found in our flooded...

Another Fall and Winter Bird Visitor

Fox sparrow showing its dark back and head Fox sparrow doing its jump forward and then kicking back with both feet at once Notice the long claws on this sparrow December 10, 2020 One of the birds that I look forward to seeing in the fall and winter months is the large...

Some of Our Pacific Flyway Raptors

An adult bald eagle and a first year immature bald eagle looking over the Willits Sewage Treatment Plant ponds from the Mitigation lands. A light form Ferruginous hawk that was seen last November on the Plasma site of the Mitigation lands The Northern Harrier is one...