See the adjacent photo of cactus blossoms on the Conservancy’s Silva tract, right next to the gate. For some reason, there is exception color on this very old cactus plant on the preserve this year. I’ve heard people say that there is nothing but green and brown color on the preserves during the summer. This standout cactus puts an accent on that!
We are so pleased to see one of the NBHCP’s “Covered Species,” the Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), back on Conservancy property! Going back 15 years, the owl used to be seen frequently on Conservancy mitigation lands. At the time, we documented too-common depredation of them by dogs from nearby residential… Continue Reading They’re back!