Another change for Golden Gate Park has been launched with an effort to rename Stow Lake, and the boathouse that serves it, after revelations that its namesake, the 19th-Century politician William W. Stow, was virulently anti-Semitic.
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.
SF Recreation and Park Department workers removed eight trees. While several of these trees were downed because they hung over the road, most were removed because they have upended the asphalt path east of the Boat House …
The Sweeny Observatory once graced the top of Strawberry Hill at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park.
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.
For the 26th year, great blue herons have returned to Stow Lake. They currently occupy six nests.
An arrest related to several arson fires in Golden Gate Park has been made, although as of press time charges tied directly to those fires have not been filed. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Photo of Stow Lake in Golden gate Park, circa 1900.
Photo from 1910 at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park.
Historical photo from San Francisco’s past.
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 […]