San Francisco Nature Education starts the new family birding program for kids ages 7-12 and their parents or guardians on Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.
There is more at stake in reducing artificial light than exploring the universe, important as that is.
Four of the five nests have Great Blue Herons incubating eggs. The fifth nest is a newly constructed nest, and that pair of herons are now engaged in building the nest and courtship rituals.
The buildings, facilities, roads, parking lots, golf course, Polo Field, and the many sports venues (soccer fields, lawn bowls, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, etc.) in Golden Gate Park, leave very little parkland for people to experience.
Six pairs of great blue herons are now sitting on their nests and incubating eggs in their island tree at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake. In April, eggs will begin to hatch in the various nests and a cacophony of squawking will be heard far and wide.
The Observation Wheel does not belong in the Music Concourse, or anywhere in Golden Gate Park. The Observation Wheel and attendant lighting are not in keeping with the Park’s character or function.
A new art installation by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken titled “Entwined” sits in Peacock Meadow in the east end of the park next to the Conservatory of Flowers. The art installation honors Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary and will run from Dec. 10 to Feb. 28.
The Presidio Trust unveils to visitors seven acres of restored tidal marshland and a new pedestrian trail near San Francisco Bay, marking a significant milestone in the 20-year revitalization of one of San Francisco’s original watersheds.
“This has been a good year for the herons. Not as good as last year, but still a good year. If all 16 chicks survive, that will be 242 chicks who learned to fly in Golden Gate Park.”
Butterfly Counters gathering on June 22 to scour San Francisco for signs of butterflies on the northern peninsula for the 25th year in a row. Despite a low turn out, some of the results were good with rare sightings. Other findings were worrisome.
Ever since a sighting of the bird was first posted this year on July 9, birders have come daily not only from in town, but from cities all over the state. Scores of birders have come long distances, day after day, and waited for hours for a chance to see the auklet.
By Ryder W. Miller The Presidio Trust, which is responsible for managing the Presidio National Park, has announced the successful re-introduction of the Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas editha bayensis), which has been successfully translocated from San Bruno Mountain to the Presidio. […]
Great Blue Herons can be seen nesting at Stow Lake.
The 23rd annual San Francisco Butterfly Count, held on Father’s Day this year, “shattered
The Great Blue Herons have returned to Golden Gate Park and built five nests on an island near the Stow Lake waterfall. The first chicks hatched on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The non-profit organization San […]