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At the Pond: 10 years of nature columns

Ten years ago, I started writing this column. Why? I agree with Henry David Thoreau, who said, “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” I enjoyed walking to the North Pond and had already been involved in several fights to keep the pond much as it is now. I thought that if […]

February 24, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Column triggers memories of fishing

I was very happy to read that The Enterprise is expanding its outdoors coverage by adding a new column by Tom Martens. Tom is an avid fly-fisher, and his column will be titled “The Wild Life.” As I understand it, Tom’s column will be published monthly. By adding Tom’s column, The Enterprise will fill that […]

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At the Pond: Plenty of pleasures in our bioregion

Courting, nest building, egg hatching, goslings at the ponds — it’s all happening now. I watched harriers mating on top of a telephone pole on Covell Boulevard. On the north greenbelt, a Swainson’s hawk wrestled with an upper branch of a redwood tree, broke it off and flew it over to a taller pine to build […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the pond: Here today, gone tomorrow

It’s that ephemeral time of year. Pay close attention to catch the color in spectacular blossoming plants, mating and migrating birds. Here today, gone tomorrow. I enjoyed a redbud walk last week with Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum, along the waterway that is a remnant of the river/creek that used to […]

March 22, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Blooming beautiful birding

Get outside! Go see! Almond trees are peaking already with petals falling. Deep-magenta redbud is in bloom along the UC Davis Arboretum walkways. Birds at the Yolo Basin are bountiful. Hummingbirds are nesting. Courtship is happening. Spring in February! Our ponds have some real treasures to see right now that will make you grateful for […]

February 22, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Nest boxes give birds new homes

Friends of North Davis Ponds will celebrate a year of accomplishments at its second annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in the conference room at Tandem Properties, 3500 Anderson Road. It’s amazing what a dedicated group of volunteers can achieve in one year and there are many more plans. All who enjoy the […]

January 25, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: It all started with kayaking on Putah Creek

The recent Putah Creek articles in this newspaper have been fascinating. And they made me remember a Putah Creek story — my virgin kayak trip. It was a new beginning, a springboard for countless kayaking adventures. Kayaks afford you the chance to get up close to birds and mammals and that proved irresistible. However, Putah Creek […]

December 28, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Stop, look and listen

Are you planning your Thanksgiving walk? Who knows what you will see along the greenbelts, at the ponds, at the UC Davis Arboretum waterway, at the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area, on the banks of Putah Creek or along our city streets. What you see in November changes a lot over the years. In 2007, I excitedly […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Bicycle rules of the road

I agree with recent letters (Oct. 19 and 24) that people need to learn the rules of the road for riding bicycles. My solution is to lead by example when frequently riding around town. If longtime Davis residents don’t outnumber inexperienced newcomers in the bike lanes, whose fault is that anyway? See Jean Jackman’s Oct. […]

November 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

At the pond: Landing close to home

Take a tranquil break — a short drive to a beautiful place with thousands of birds, blue ponds reflecting the sky and birds, lush marshes, golden fields, raptors, songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and more. You have been meaning to do it. Now sculpt out a mere hour-and-a-half and go. This is one of the best months for […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Thanks, activists

Happy autumn. Last Monday was the fall equinox. The sun crossed the equator and our days are now getting shorter than our nights. Changes — always a part of our lives. Thank you to all who helped with the annual California Coastal Cleanup last weekend at many locations: 28 people cleaned the North Ponds led by […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the pond: Migration time is here

It’s happening again. The great migration is in full swing. Now begins the peak time of the year to see huge numbers of birds — in your own back yard if you have provided some feeders, water or habitat landscaping — or out at our wetlands, creeks and ponds. Birder extraordinaire Steve Hampton reported that he generally gets maximum […]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: From Davis, it’s easy to get back to nature

We’re lucky, all of us. We can travel three minutes or three hours and reach incredible places for mini, inexpensive, restorative vacations. I’ll wager that four generations of one Davis family will cherish memories of their bike ride along Putah Creek to Winters. Longtime Davis Bike Club member Gerald Peterson, 80, led a ride to […]

July 27, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Summertime is for easy living

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” — John Muir This is not a real birdy time at our local ponds. It is the time between spring and fall migration. Most of the youngsters have fledged. We have some breeding birds left and perhaps breeding another round. But train your […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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News »

UCD team helping care for oiled wildlife in Santa Barbara

By Kat Kerlin | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Innovations in food sweep 2015 Big Bang! business competition

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Memorial Day ceremonies set in Davis, Winters

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1

For the record

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

Drivers on Covell caught in a paper jam

By Felicia Alvarez | From Page: A2

Kids Klub taking signups for summer camp

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Local crashes injure driver, pedestrian

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

‘In the Studio’ serves up new episodes

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

UCD to establish a World Food Center in China

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

DMA highlights ‘Zen and The Art of Bicycle Commuting’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Retired educators will award scholarships

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Community Choice Energy is focus of Wednesday talk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Street Food Rodeo set at Westlake Plaza

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

Wal-Mart settles allegations of false warranty claims

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

Community forum looks at End of Life Option Act

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

UCD Med Center rated among high performers

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

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Forum »

At the Pond: Enjoy a staycation at Wildlife Area

By Jean Jackman | From Page: A7 | Gallery

Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

And now, for some answers

By Marion Franck | From Page: A8

Workplace getting toxic

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A8

Pay your respects on Memorial Day

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

Hear the Jazz Choir say thanks

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

This Memorial Day has special historical significance

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

Bob Englehart cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: B4

Consider the car bullies, too

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

Thanks for Willett Fun Run support

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

Tom Elias: This ‘tax’ may be about to rise

By Tom Elias | From Page: B5

Why tourism matters in Yolo County

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5 | Gallery

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Sports »

Track repeat is sweet for Blue Devil boys

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1

Aggies, Les reach long-term contract accord

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

DHS boys reach NorCal net semis

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Devil swimmers represent at first state meet

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Jacobson helps UCD baseball seniors get 30th win

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Republic FC doesn’t have enough in OKC

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

Aggie golfers move into fifth at NCAA finals

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

Davis’ Cup runneth over

By Sue Cockrell | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Graveman gets back from the minors to lead A’s

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

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Arts »

Summer film: Everything old is new again

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Acme’s ‘Robin Hood’ is fast, fantastic, fabulous fun

By Bev Sykes | From Page: A3 | Gallery

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Business »

Social media, WordPress classes set for small businesses

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

Garamendi sponsors job fair in Woodland

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

Baker raises the bar – s’more

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Baker raises the bar – s’more

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Successful economic development requires leadership

By Doby Fleeman | From Page: A9

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Obituaries »

Fred C. Heidrick Jr.

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Kenneth Walter Rehg

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

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Comics »

Comics: Sunday, May 24, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B8

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