Category Archives: birds

San Antonio Creeking

Did a bit of birding yesterday with the inimitable John Pavelko and his pal Art from Ypsilanti (somewhere in Michigan).  Not many spots to find water but we had a pretty nice haul down in Casitas Springs where the San … Continue reading

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Best of October

The calendar for November is up.  Birders are busy and Theo Payne has classes galore.  The Raptor Center is having their open house this weekend as well. Enough talk I have some awards to give out.

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Addenda/Humble Apology

Within 2 minutes of hitting the trail yesterday morning I realized to my abject horror that I had left the most important winter resident off of yesterday’s feathered extravaganza. For the next 6 months if you hike anyway even remotely … Continue reading

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Fair Weather (Feathered) Friends

First of all, thank you all for making this year’s Fall native plant sale a huge success. Almost 150 plants, half a dozen new OVLC members and a boatload of fun meeting everyone.  Looking forward to the spring sale already. … Continue reading

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Sierra Finale – Rock Creek

OK just a little bit of advice to start out with.  For pete’s sake don’t ever go to Rock Creek in Tom’s Place California on a Saturday morning in August at 10am unless for some reason you enjoy hiking with … Continue reading

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Lee Vining Creek

I always have a soft spot for restoration areas so Lee Vining Creek near Mono Lake was a nice treat for our second hike.  In 1954 a fire destroyed much of the area surrounding the creek.  Floods then came in … Continue reading

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Summer in the Sierras Day 1 – Parker Lake

Before we get to nitty-gritty let me once again plug this amazing field guide by John Muir Laws.  Every picture hand-rendered, an indispensible companion not only in the Sierras, it does a pretty darn good job down here. Smoke blowing … Continue reading

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