Swift diary- a brief summary of the 2021 swift season — Jonathan Pomroy

The swift season started with a later than average arrival of last year’s breeding birds; that said our existing  breeding pair really didn’t waste much time in laying eggs and they fledged young earlier than in 2019/20. There are many highlights each season, but perhaps the overall impression this year is of an uninterrupted performance […]

Swift diary- a brief summary of the 2021 swift season — Jonathan Pomroy

Bee and Milkweed — Mike Powell

I was hoping to find a Monarch butterfly when I checked out some patches of milkweed last week at Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge, but ended up instead with some action shots of an Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica). The bee was quite distracted while feeding, so I was able to get really close to […]

Bee and Milkweed — Mike Powell

August… Fall…. Next Season, oh the possibilities..

August is upon us and it’s now I begin planning and dreaming of Fall and next Spring. I will try however, to enjoy all the beauty and splendor the gardens have to offer day. Live in the moment after all, enjoy the bounty before me.

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Something is killing gray whales | Los Angeles Times — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

The bodies of California gray whales began washing up along the protected inlets of Baja, where gray whales come every spring to nurse their young and mate.

Something is killing gray whales | Los Angeles Times — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

BLM announces additional protective steps for wild horse and burro adoptions — Tuesday’s Horse

BLM PRESS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management on Monday announced additional steps it will take to secure the health and safety of adopted wild horses and burros through the Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Incentive Program. “We are committed to the health and safety of adopted wild horses and burros,” said BLM Deputy Director for […]

BLM announces additional protective steps for wild horse and burro adoptions — Tuesday’s Horse