Stink Bug Nymphs

I attended the 4-H Sparks Fair at the University of California, Davis campus with my Tuleyome coworker Bill Grabert. Since Bill knew the campus better than I did, we went to the fair in his car. Before heading out, we stopped by a rose bush in his front yard to check out the circles cut […]

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New CalNat Service Pin

This is the 2016 service pin for Certified California Naturalists. We have to do 40 hours of nature-based volunteer work for the year in order to get the pin. So far this year I have put in over 570 hours… Pretty sure I’m getting the pin. Hah!

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Tabling at the Sacramento Zoo

It’s Day Eight of my Vacation, but I did actually worked today.  I got up about 6:30 am and then headed over to the Sacramento Zoo to table all day for Tuleyome at the zoo’s Earth Fest.  We had a great spot – right next to the tiger’s den – and the zoo personnel were […]

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Acorn Harvesting Class with the Sacramento Tree Foundation

I could have slept in, but Sergeant Margie needed to go potty around 6:30 am so I got up to let him out and then just stayed up.  Marty was already gone for the day!  He was going to a car club thing at Ironstone, and they had to go in early to set up […]

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Wood Duck Box Outing

I got to the office around 7:00 am and then after work, I accompanied my coworker Charlotte and our new HPA Coordinator Jordan on a trip to the Conaway Ranch.   The ranch, UC Davis, and the California Waterfowl Association had joined forces to host a duck-box outing at the ranch.  PhD students and interns from […]

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