If annual, non-native, and invasive grasses have a strategy for success, it is certainly, “the early bird gets the worm.” Our response focuses on prescribed burns and timed grazing to benefit grassland birds.
After the sun went down, Oscar spotted a barn owl returning to a nest box full of whining owlets before flying off and encountering another barn owl. At one point, the second owl was flying right at him, and a grinning Oscar said, “I’m so happy right now.” Birds give him so much joy.
San Francisco Bay is an ecologically rich estuary, significant for its large eelgrass beds, spawning areas for Pacific herring, and tens of thousands of wintering waterbirds and other wildlife. Each winter, waterbirds migrate to the waters in and around the Richardson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to rest in the calm waters and feast on herring.