PETALUMA WETLANDS ALLIANCE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Do you love Shollenberger Park and the Wetlands?  Petaluma Wetlands Alliance needs volunteer docents. Docents serve in a number of ways, including: Teach 3rd graders about wetlands and habitats Lead bird walks Restore the habitats Conduct research on birds and...

Birding Petaluma Wetlands Through the Months: December

From: Peter Colasanti December, the darkest month, feels like the coldest. Well it’s also the birdiest one in the Petaluma Wetlands, with 144 species logged since 2005 for the month. It only feels bleak to those of us who live here, to the north it’s...

Birding Petaluma Wetlands Through the Months : November

From Peter Colasanti, 11-17      By early November most of the long distance migrant birds have taken the advice of their DNA and relocated to the longer and sunnier days of the neotropics.  Soon to come will be those driven south by even...
Native Plants – Coyote Bush, Baccharis pilularis

Native Plants – Coyote Bush, Baccharis pilularis

Note open branching with leaves on exterior (leggy) forming a round shape.  From John Shribbs, 11-17 A common native upland evergreen shrub in the aster family found in many habitats from Mexico to Washington. It is a secondary pioneer that is self-seeding in...

Birding Petaluma Wetlands Through the Year : October

From Peter Colasanti      In October the migration of long distance landbirds is largely past, though some possibilities for finding vagrants remain, even in the Petaluma Wetlands.  What’s more noticeable is the arrival of some of our...

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