Teamwork Reunites Baby Owl and Parents in Long Beach

Photo by Mary Jane Sesto Baby owls, like their young human counterparts, can have accidents while still ‘getting their legs’…or in this case, their wings. One of three Great Horned owl youngsters caused a flurry of concern on Friday when it fell to the ground from its 50ft high nest on a trial near the Nature Center in El Dorado … Read More

The ‘troublesome’ Sapsucker is a Good Neighbor to ‘double-dipping’ Forest Dwellers.

Red-naped Sapsucker xylum wells Sandrine Biziaux Scherson

Red-naped Sapsucker xylum wells. Photo by Sandrine Biziaux Scherson by Gillian Martin Throughout the year sapsuckers drill wells for sap in healthy and stressed trees. In early spring, the bird first drills narrow, circular wells into the tree’s xylem—the inner part of the trunk—to feed on sap moving up to the branches. After the tree leafs out, the sapsucker begins … Read More

Dead or Alive, Palms can Pose Increased Safety Risks for Birds, Tree care Providers and the Public

Photo by Sandrine Biziaux Scherson By Gillian Martin Palms are nesting and roosting sites for birds and other wildlife. In the western region of the United States, orioles, Cassin’s Kingbirds, starlings, egrets, herons and a variety of small mammals use them regularly. Because of their height and crown configuration, and because skirts of dead fronds may surround the stem, it … Read More