Locals and Migrants: Autumn in the Habitat Garden The white-crowned sparrows have come and gone. Their melancholy song marked the end of summer and the return of the autumn season. Golden-crowned sparrows, a female tanager and a male yellow rumped
WHAT CAN WE DO in our own gardens to help sustain our local wildlife? Because by all accounts, and many of our own observations, populations of many songbirds, butterflies and bees are going in the wrong direction, way too
Happy Friday! There is a bunch going on around here at the Habitat Corridor Project. A brief update:Our Sebastopol Corridor Project is thriving – these sites only get bi-weekly water at the most – and the plants are doing well.
Our native manzanitas are flowering now and they will attract many early spring pollinators, including those fuzzy black and yellow-haired bumblebees. There are 26 native species of bumblebees in California and they live in small colonies in the ground, which
Habitat Notes A few weeks ago April was excited to spot a beautiful reddish-orange dragonfly in her garden. She sent me the photo, hoping I could identify it. This beauty was a Flame Skimmer, common to ponds, lakes, and streams
Nancy Here: Coffeeberry (Frangula) at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts I especially love stopping by to see what is going on at our habitat garden at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Last time I checked there was a
Happy Friday! I’m sitting here in my home office watching a little hummingbird have dinner in my garden- they seem to be most appreciative of the red blooming plants. Yesterday, I enjoyed a couple of Robins in our bird bath.
The beautiful black Pipevine Swallowtails are emerging and looking for pipevine, their only caterpillar host plant. We’ve started a Dutchman’s pipevine (Aristolochia californica) at the Center near the entrance. Be patient —they can take a year or two to take
We came up with this wonderful combination for a fire rebuild this week. The clients love their resident Quail but not so much the brambles they are living it. Add some wonderful California native plants in masses of 3-5. We