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More Bird Migrants Arriving Each Day!

A male Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor, checking out a tree cavity for nesting. The Western Kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis, looking out for insects to eat. A glorious male Tree Swallow. This Western Kingbird just arrived on the mitigation lands last week and once it...

Springtime Enchantment

A clump of Trillium albidum in the S2 woodland with North Coast Semaphore Grass, Pleuropogon hooverianus, growing around it. Two young Black-tailed deer enjoy the cool woodland habitat. The lush green of the Trillium, Cow parsnip, Semaphore grass, and other native...

What is That Downy Woodpecker Doing?

A female Downy woodpecker looking for insects in Valley oak galls. A male Downy woodpecker using its tongue to get food out of a twig. March 31, 2021 Now that spring is upon us it is hard to pick what topic to write about. There are more and more birds singing and...

Wildlife Friendly Escape Ramps

One of the water troughs before we made the modifications for stability and protection against floating away during inundation. A Western Bluebird, one of the many species of birds that use our troughs for water and perching in the summer months. A top-down view of...

A Woodland Changing from Winter to Spring

This woodland of Valley oak and Ash has a healthy population of North Coast Semaphore Grass coming up. This Pioneer violet, Viola glabella, is an early wildflower commonly found in moist shaded places in woods. The maroon stems and soft apple-green leaves identify...