American Bittern Seen & Heard at Shollenberger

American Bittern Seen & Heard at Shollenberger

From Roger Elliott, 5-2020 Living just a few blocks from Shollenberger Park in Petaluma for 15 years I’ve become quite familiar with its 2-mile loop starting from the parking lot off S. McDowell Blvd. It has become my “quiet place” to reflect, create imagery and meet...
Barn Owl at ECWRF with Chicks

Barn Owl at ECWRF with Chicks

We recently spotted chicks with the owl camera at ECWRF. Last we looked there were 8 eggs in the nest. Two chicks are visible in this picture capture by Len Nelson, who checks on the owls every day. If you want to follow along with your smart phone, contact John...
Double Crested Cormorants at ECWRF

Double Crested Cormorants at ECWRF

Len Nelson sent in some pics he took this week at Ellis Creek: There is one tree in Ellis Creek just east of pond D that is the home to nesting Great Blue Heron, Great Egrets and Double- Crested Cormorants. The birds nest on the far side of that tree to avoid the wind...
City Proclamation: Petaluma Wetlands Day

City Proclamation: Petaluma Wetlands Day

Mayor Teresa Barrett read the Proclamation of Petaluma Wetlands Day March 2, 2020. It was presented to Joan Cooper of Friends of Shollenberger Park with representation by Friends of the Petaluma River and lots of docents from Petaluma Wetlands Alliance. We are all...
2020 Docent Training Graduation

2020 Docent Training Graduation

Docent training was held on 8 consecutive Thursdays in January and February. While most sessions were at the Community Center, there were two visits to Shollenberger Park. Current docents were invited to join the new docents for their “graduation” on February 27. In...
Owl Boxes Cleaned Out, Camera Now In One.

Owl Boxes Cleaned Out, Camera Now In One.

Len Nelson lead of team to helpers and over several mornings was able to clean out all of the 19 owl boxes in Ellis Creek. Most are on the path next to Ellis Creak. The largest one is in the Eucalyptus tree in the center of the property between the ponds. This box got...

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