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Vic and I have a sure-fire sign that spring has sprung. A pair of mallards has returned to our front yard. Every year in early March, a pair of mallards has taken up residence for a few weeks. They swim in our front yard pond and scarf up greenery and...
Vic has a saying that every good party ends with a trip to the emergency room. I haven't been able to embrace that philosophy. But if he's right, then we must have had a heck of a party at Mammoth Lakes. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Vic led yet...
A new freshwater wetland formed at Bolsa Chica, but someone drained it. That's right, someone drained a wetland at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Vic cautioned me to handle this issue with a cool and level head, but it chapped my hide to think that...
Last week, I enjoyed a pleasant walk around the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in the company of a rather large crew of new recruits from the Orange County Conservation Corps. Normally, my classes have eight to 10 young adults in them. This crew...
Editor's note: This removes the paragraph regarding the water tanks, which will be above ground, not in pits that were to be no larger than 8 feet deep. Vic and I learned early this week that the California Department of Fish and Game has extended the...
When Vic and I wrote about the house wrens in our front yard two weeks ago, we weren't sure if the nest was a real one or a dummy nest. As far as we can tell, the nest is real and the female is most likely incubating eggs at this point. We don't want to...
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One of the pleasures that Vic and I enjoy at our home is feeding birds and providing a place where bees and butterflies are welcome. As wild areas shrink due to development, habitat for birds and other wildlife disappears. We do what we can in our yard to...
Vic and I returned recently from a birding trip with his class from Irvine Valley College to the eastern Sierras. I've been sick ever since. This summer, Vic offered optional transportation to his class of senior citizens. Because of the large number...
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