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So Many Brush Bunnies!

Brush Rabbit adult, Sylvilagus bachmani,  in the Little Lake Valley mitigation land. This is a baby brush bunny which is very aware of its environment. Look at those ears! Notice the white “cottontail” that flashes as it hops away. As I watched, this baby...

Two Fabulous Flycatchers

July 27, 2020 This is a dry, hot time, and when walking out in the valley grasslands and riparian corridors there are many flycatchers eating the abundance of insects that fly up around me. Flycatchers are insect eaters, and today there are families of many different...

Our National Bird

July 20, 2020 3pm In the last ten or so years, Bald Eagles have become more common in the Willits Little Lake Valley, especially along the Outlet Creek corridor. They can be observed every month of the year.  This stunning bird was chosen in 1782 by our congress to be...

A River Otter Family Outing

Wednesday July 8, 2020 9am Along Outlet Creek at the north end of the Cox 80 parcel and north of the Willits Wastewater Treatment Plant, is a good place to observe the wildlife in the riparian area. The water in this section of the creek has been retained by beaver...

The Importance of the Oak Woodlands

July 7, 2020 9am Walking out in the Willits Valley I am always astonished by the differences between the environments in each of the habitats that exist out there. When it was over 100 degrees in the valley a couple weeks ago, the habitat I most enjoyed was the shaded...

Red-tailed Hawk Nests

June 28th 2020 Monday, 9am This year has been a very good year for finding raptor nests in Little Lake Valley. There are two Red-shouldered Hawk nests and two Red-tailed Hawk nests that I have observed. Today I want to focus on the Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensus....