There are some times when Conservancy field personnel get photos of various creatures on the preserves that are just too good not to share. While we focus on the NBHCP’s 22 “Covered Species,” if we are successful in creating and managing habitat, other species of wildlife will use the preserves as well.
In the case of the adjacent photo, you can see that mink have recently set up shop on one of the Conservancy’s preserves. Yes, there are many other species as well. But can you top this for the blue-ribbon “cute” prize? We’re glad the preserves are helping sustain a diverse population of species in Natomas. Hopefully these are source populations that will eventually colonize future marsh habitat.