The Dusky-footed Woodrat
My goodness!! What chonky little rats we have here in Mendocino. The Dusky-footed woodrat, to be precise, is our most common Mendo rat that lives in the oak woodlands among other places here in our county. They are called “dusky footed” because they have little grey marks that look like soot on their feet, chest,…Read More
What Do I Do if I Find a Baby?
By Traci Pellar Bird The first thing to ask if a baby has fallen from its nest is: “Is it a fledgling or a nestling?” A fledgling has some feathers and can perch and hop. A nestling is fluffy with maybe some partially formed feathers. They usually can cry pretty loud, so let them cry…Read More
Neotropical Migrant Songbirds: A Miraculous Journey
By Kyle Keegan, Fools Farm As the days become longer and the storms of winter pass, each year brings the promise of an ancient ritual that has taken place on the North Coast for millennia—spring migration. Oak woodlands, forests, and meadows that were virtually silent during winter months come alive with the songs and antics…Read More