YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Search Results for: Jean Jackman column

1 2 3 5

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 […]

| Posted in Forum | Tagged

What you should know about monarchs (the Davis version)

By Art Shapiro Jean Jackman’s column in Sunday’s edition of The Davis Enterprise talked about the monarch butterfly and its reported problems. Jean was writing from her holiday in the Midwest, and like most of what you read or hear in the mass media, her remarks were based on what is supposedly known about the […]

At the Pond: Got milkweed? The monarchs could use it

September and October are the birdiest months of the year. The great migration is happening; there are shorebirds in the ponds and mudflats, and warblers galore along Putah Creek. Large flocks of Swainson’s hawks are gathering. Listen for new songs and watch for new birds wandering through Davis during the migration from the north. Leigh […]

A premature death for our open-space protection tax?

By Jean Jackman, Elizabeth Lasensky, Pam Nieberg, Lynne Nittler and Alan Pryor Fellow Davis residents, In November 2000, more than 70 percent of Davis residents voted for Measure O, the open-space protection tax, to tax themselves for 30 years to permanently protect and enhance open space around their community. The Measure O promise was that these tax […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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 ,
1 2 3 5
.

News »

$1.2 million grant continues help for underrepresented students

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Novozymes brings global researchers to UC Davis

By Felicia Alvarez | From Page: A1 | Gallery

KDVS DJ posts photo of lynching

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A1

Shooter gets stiff prison term for gang-related crime

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

For the record

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

1 dead, 1 hurt in head-on crash near Winters

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

Crash leads to DUI, hit-and-run arrest

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

Enterprise will close for Labor Day

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

After-school classes offered at Peregrine

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Cuddle up with a Project Linus blanket

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Sunrise Rotary’s Oktoberfest benefits local nonprofits

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Hospice offers loss-of-spouse support group

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Bee garden seeks volunteers

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Teachers may apply for school arts grants

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Craft circle, office spruce-up projects planned

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Guided tour set at city of Davis wetlands

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

10 years for business group

By Sue Cockrell | From Page: A4

Per Capita Davis: What’s old is new again

By John Mott-Smith | From Page: A4

Acorn harvest set Sept. 12 at Bobcat Ranch

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Mighty oaks are subject of Thursday talk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Healthy harvest: Researchers explore impact of raw manure on tomatoes

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

.

Forum »

Adopt a low-violence diet

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

Make sustainable food choices

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

All roads lead to California

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

Is Davis really a safe sanctuary?

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A8

Animals just want to live, too

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

Boss owns the conversation, too

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

Speak out

By Enterprise staff

UC Davis has a short memory

By Letters to the Editor

STEAC offers its thanks

By Letters to the Editor

Give nuclear deal with Iran a chance

By Letters to the Editor

Ad blitz heats up climate change fight

By Special to The Enterprise | Gallery

The truth about Coca-Cola is coming out

By Special to The Enterprise

Policy unfairly targets teens

By Letters to the Editor

We support a thorough review

By Letters to the Editor

Bob Englehart cartoon

By Debbie Davis

Steve Sack cartoon

By Debbie Davis

We must end this insanity

By Special to The Enterprise

.

Sports »

DHS boys water polo team looks to regain section title

By Dylan Lee | From Page: B1 | Gallery

It’s finally game day as Aggies open Thursday at Nevada

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Halsted, Hoffman to lead Aggie harrier charge

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

DHS girls tennis team pushes past Pioneer

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

River Valley awaits Blue Devils in football opener

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1

Packed weekend has UCD soccer teams in 4 home games

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

Pro baseball roundup: River Cats win in the bottom of the ninth

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B4

.

Obituaries »

Arnold J. Sillman

By Special to The Enterprise

Margie Fitzsimmons

By Special to The Enterprise

David Tracy Fisk

By Special to The Enterprise

Evelyn Blanche Neithercutt

By Special to The Enterprise

Harold E. ‘Hal’ Stein

By Special to The Enterprise

Harland H. Banninger

By Special to The Enterprise

Joshua Daniel Doringer

By Special to The Enterprise

Elizabeth R. Weir

By Special to The Enterprise

Mitchell Houston Hill

By Special to The Enterprise

Julia C. (Pererya) Sanchez

By Special to The Enterprise

Joan Meredith Turcotte

By Special to The Enterprise

Dawn D. Johnson

By Special to The Enterprise

Howard Scott Brown

By Special to The Enterprise

Arnold Jacob Bauer

By Special to The Enterprise

Charles L. Judson

By Special to The Enterprise

Russell ‘Rick’ Sperry

By Special to The Enterprise

Gladys E. Bakker

By Special to The Enterprise

Victor Will Burns

By Special to The Enterprise

Trudi Black

By Debbie Davis

Thelma Bailey Payne Cooper

By Special to The Enterprise

Special Publications »

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
Copyright (c) 2015 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.