Northern Mockingbirds sing all through the day, and often into the night. Most nocturnal singers are unmated males, which sing more than mated males during the day, too. Nighttime singing is more common during the full moon — All About Birds
One of my favorite trails through the state park runs parallel to (and just a stone’s throw from) very busy Greenback Lane; and yet if I can get out early enough it can be a great place to snack on juicy blackberries, listen to all sorts of bird songs, encounter some Valley Quail, or maybe even spot a blacktail buck. […]
A few more shots from the First Day Hike at Lake Natoma this year.
It’s been awhile since I hiked up to Slate Bar, but a warmish day in January (I actually wore shorts) seemed like the perfect time to go back. I was able to get off the paved bike trail and away from the seemingly endless stream of walkers and cyclists, at least for a little while. “This bar was located just […]
I started out the new year with a wonderful First Day Hike on Lake Natoma, led by FOLFAN. We met up at the Willow Creek Recreation Area at 8 AM; luckily the weather was perfect — cool but too cold, with the sun making an appearance by mid morning. Here are a few photos of the area around our starting […]