Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve SNR reports Wildflower update March 4, 2020. There are many poppies and other wildflowers in bloom now. The warm weather has made the poppies bloom at a record pace. Fiddlenecks, slender keel fruits, red maids and forget-me-nots are also blooming several places on the reserve. Check the live poppy camera: http://www.parks.ca.gov/live/poppyreserve
Yesterday I went birding at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. I did the five mile auto loop with a friend. We had a number of Bald Eagle sightings. Most abundant were the Snow Geese, White-fronted Geese, American Wigeon, Northern Shovelers, Ring-necked Ducks and Coots. Click read more to see our list of species identified.
Channel Islands National Park News Release Our Nation’s 40th National Park Celebrates 40 Years Ventura, CA — Forty years ago, on March 5, 1980, Channel Islands National Park was established by Congress as our nation’s 40th national park. This act expanded the former national monument to include five islands— Santa Barbara, Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa […]
The river needs a rescue plan — 40 million people depend on it.
The San Francisco Chronicle report on the dighting of summer tanager in San Francisco A brilliant red bird — the sort you’d expect to find in a tropical forest — has made an unusual appearance in San Francisco’s Glen Canyon Park. Read more at Sighting of summer tanager in San Francisco draws urban bird-watchers – SFGate
The S. F. Chronicle reports There’s hope for the endangered southern sea otter population, according to a study out of Sonoma State University that predicts the population could more than triple from about 3,000 to 10,000 if the animals were to repopulate the San Francisco Bay. But there’s one big — and honestly pretty terrifying — […]
Center for Biological Diversity News Release The California Fish and Game Commission today approved California Endangered Species Act protections for five of six populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog, a species that has disappeared from more than 50% of its historic habitat in the state. The decision responds to a 2016 petition by the Center […]