With Covid discouraging many gatherings, nature drew us, both at preserves and in our yard, which has been landscaped for maximum habitat value. Here are my 2021 favorites!
Note: Click here for my favorite videos the last year
Our Mammalian Friends
Our Avian Friends…
The more our California native plants mature, the more insects they attract and the more bird life in our yard. If you want birds – plant native plants local to your area. For more info click here.
Mostly from our yard:
A bird favorite — Phainopeplas — attracted to our yard with all our berries
Our Vital Bugs
Without insects we would not have many insect-pollinated plants and crops, nor birds (since nearly all birds depend on insects to feed their young.
And lastly, can’t forget our reptiles
Click here for an article on Dr. Hayes’ excellent talk on snakes