Death Valley National Park Post Death Valley NP is applying for a grant from California’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation program to restore damage done by illegal off-road driving in the park and to prevent future damage. Please help us out by commenting on the grant application. Thanks! http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/ Then drop-down “Grants”, then “Online Grant Applications,” then […]
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
March 3, 2020: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Wildflower Update There are a few flowers blooming now in several areas of the Park. Although the fields of flowers have still not bloomed there are lupines and brittlebush along the roadside of county road S-22 on the east side of the Park. There are a few desert […]
Most of the times when I see Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, they are foraging in the open along one of the trails. As I approach, they usually disappear deep into the vegetation. At this time of the year, though, I can see a lot farther into the woods than […]
Every year in November, thousands of sandhill cranes migrate from Canada and the northern United States to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Our visit to New Mexico coincided perfectly with that migration. It was an excellent low-energy trip, allowing Anna to see lots of wildlife without walking and worsening her symptoms. We spent portions […]
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.
Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park has always been amazing. Its original 60 acres feature open meadows full of wildflowers and butterflies and a shady woods plunging down into a deep ravine with the West Branch of Stony Creek sparkling below. Now, thanks to our township Land Preservation millage, a willing owner and a grant from […]