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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: Dancing cranes and dangerous trains

I have been going to see sandhill cranes over many years — but I’ll never be able to view them in quite the same way again. The monthly Flyway Nights speaker series held out at the Yolo Basin Headquarters this month was “How Do Cranes Learn to Dance?,” presented by George Happ and Christy Yuncker […]

At the Pond: Cold Canyon shows scars from Wragg fire

I first moved to Davis in 1970 and soon after found my favorite hiking spot, Stebbins Cold Canyon, a steep canyon on the California Coast Range, just 35 minutes from Davis. Back then, I only knew it as the Keep Out Place. A neighbor told us he had hiked there many times and usually was the […]

December 29, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Fall Chinook salmon run happening now

An amazing event is happening right now in our very own watershed: Fall-run Chinook salmon are traveling more than 250 miles from the ocean to return to where they were born. Putah Creek and Cache Creek empty via the Yolo Bypass into the Sacramento River. Last year, an estimated 200 Chinook salmon traveled up Lower Putah […]

November 22, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: A quick refresher from Mother Nature

It was a day of getting through the to-do-list, monotonous garbage details. I felt crabby and little energy so I took a late-afternoon break and headed out to the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area to drive the 3-mile auto tour. First, dust and dryness and few birds. I get to the first flooded area. White-faced ibis, […]

October 25, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Plenty of surprises at the big pond (the Atlantic Ocean)

I’ve been at the big pond — the Atlantic Ocean. The Davis Bike Club has many tours led by volunteer leaders. I happily participated in a 10-day bike and ferry tour of Cape Cod and the Islands. I left the trip a day early to ferry to a reunion at a beach house in Marshfield, Mass., […]

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Columns | 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 […]

August 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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 ,
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