Visitors & Residents

As spring unfurls, it’s been fun to see who is stopping by the Preserve for a visit and which resident species are getting active. As one might expect, it’s been busy out there.


This week, we’ve had a Great Egret (Ardea alba) visiting a feature we know as Wetland #1. It seems to be doing well in the grasses and shallow pools (puddles) found in the area.


A pair of Rock Squirrels (Otospermophilus variegatus) living in the Preserve have been spending much of their days in the woodshed behind our office.

Photo by Russ Chappell

 And, the Common Black Hawks (Buteogallus anthracinus) are back again this year. We’re eagerly awaiting any signs for a successful hatch. Photo by Russ Chappell

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