Birding Petaluma Wetlands Through the Months: January 2018

From Peter Colasanti, JAN 2018: A game most birders play involves the keeping of a year list, and those fireworks you heard Sunday night were to announce that it’s time to start yours for 2018. Lucky for us, January’s as birdy as December in the Petaluma...

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...
Pickleweed maintenance at Shollenberger Park

Pickleweed maintenance at Shollenberger Park

From Chelsea Thompson, City of Petaluma Public Works & Utilities Department: The Shollenberger dredge disposal site has maintenance requirements in order to be used for dredge disposal during dredge events on the Petaluma River. The Shollenberger Marsh Management,...

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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