I learn yesterday that a Peregrine falcon “took” a teal on the Conservancy’s Frazer tract in the North Basin Reserve Area. Also, even this late in the season, our biologists informed us that they captured a large female giant garter snake on the Lucich North tract. Given that these are first year habitat development projects, it is gratifying to know wildlife is benefiting from what the Conservancy has done on the site.
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!