We continue to love our property and our trips for the natural world lessons they bring us. Here are 2018 highlights!
Curious Bighorn Sheep. On a visit to Joshua Tree National Park, my friend Nancy and I observed these bighorn sheep observing us so curiously. It started with one and then proceeded to a total of 9 peering down at us.
Our introduction to old California – the Channel Islands. Protected as national parks or Nature Conservancy lands, the Channel Islands — across from the 18 million people of the Los Angeles’ metropolitan are — showcase how the California coast once looked. Their isolation has led to both giant or tiny species in comparison to their mainland cousins (called gigantism and dwarfism)
Favorite Wildlife Photos and their stories
Our Wonderful Birds – including the phainopepla which is normally a desert bird dependent on berries, but because of the drought has moved onto our half acre property year-round. This year we witnessed it with young, and discovering the berry producing plants on our property as they ripened throughout the year.
And our beloved California native plants – We continue to marvel at the beauty of native plants and the wildlife they usher in.