close-up front view of a Barn owl sitting on a barbed wire fence post looking at the camera

Owl eyes

When inspecting construction work on the Conservancy’s Silva tract yesterday, I kept noticing being noticed….

a goldenrod-colored wall inside the Conservancy office where four different large-framed black and white images around the Conservancy hang

Photo series getting primed for release

The Conservancy is just about to release an exciting series of educational photographs, all taken…

close-up of a mature female garter snake slithering on dirt through green vegetation

There’s a snake lurking in the grass.

The ancient Roman poet Virgil’s line that “there is a snake lurking in the grass”…

CAT backhoe machinery moving dirt

Movin’ dirt

Officially called the “BKS Tract North Course Channel Clearing Project, Phase 3,” you can see…

rear angle of residents walking single-file along a dirt trail at the Natomas Basin Conservancy

Preserve neighbors briefed by Conservancy leaders

Conservancy Board President David Christophel and Board Vice President Mike Bradbury delivered an orientation to…

close-up shot of a Swainson's hawk in flight with its wings spread and about to land or swoop down on prey

Swainson’s Hawk season

Drive just about anywhere in the Natomas Basin during the spring season and you are…

We learn from the first

There is a very interesting article on the nation’s first habitat conservation plan, the San…

rear angle from far away of a Swainson's hawk flying over the Natomas Basin Conservancy

Hawk Shop

They are everywhere. If you like raptors, this is the time of year in the…

wide angle of three different hawks sitting atop fence posts along a dried field at TNBC Preserve

Three little hawks, sitting on a fence…

A pretty rare sighting, shown in this photo. Three hawks sitting on three fence posts…

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