Mostly Butterflies as Things Grow and Bloom, 03-26-16

Up at 6:30 am.  I headed over to the American River Bend Park for my walk this morning.  It was chilly, about 48°, but clear. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular and just wanted the fresh air and exercise.  Still, I came across mule deer, wild turkeys, and jackrabbits.  I found some Red Admiral […]

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A Good Day to View Nature, 03-25-16

Even though I had the day off, I got up at 5:00 am anyway, and was out the door with the dog before 6:00 to head out to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.  I thought if I went in earlier I might be able to see some fly-ins, or spot coyotes or other crepuscular critters… […]

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After Work on Tuesday

By the afternoon it was in 60’s and so pretty outside that I took the dog to the park after work.  We walked around for about an hour.  The WPA Rock Garden is starting to bloom up. I even got to see a Red Admiral Butterfly there.  (It was looking pretty raggedy, though; too much […]

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Mostly Redbuds and Butterflies

Around 7:00 I headed over to the American River Bend Park.  Rain is predicted here in the afternoon, so I figured I could get a few hours of walking in before the storm arrived. As I drove into the park the first thing I saw was a male mule deer (who had apparently recently lost […]

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Two Exciting Naturalist Events Coming Up

I got my Executive Director, Sara, and I signed up for the CalNat (California Naturalist) Conference that is taking place in September in Southern California.  I’ll be doing a book selling/signing thing and will also do a poster presentation at the event. And I’m working with the local CalNat folks to set up an outing for […]

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Lots of Red-Shouldered Hawks and Deer

I got up around 6:30 this morning to partly sunny skies.  A huge storm with rain and wind went through Sacramento last night, knocking branches out of the trees everywhere.  It kept blowing the doggie door open and then slamming it shut on and off all night and freaked out the dogs.  Waukegan would hear […]

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Redbuds and Slime Molds at the River Park

I got up around 7:00 am.  A big storm was expected to move in later this afternoon so I figured I’d better get outside while it was still relatively dry outside.  Almost made it.  It did start raining, but nothing too heavy…  I went over to the American River Bend Park and walked around for […]

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