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May 14, 2021

Slowly But Surely — and Gladly

All alone After SFVAS had to cancel its group outings due to the pandemic some of us birders turned to solitary sojourns at a local park or trail. While it was peaceful and helped dull the sting of the day’s dismal news it was never as much fun as birding with a group. Not O'Melveny…
October 26, 2020

A Step in the Right Direction

On Tuesday October 20th at O’Melveny Park I led the first bird walk for SFVAS since our Coronavirus pause. It it was so nice to go out with a group of people to spot and talk about birds again.   With a full limit of ten participants, all of whom had made a reservation, agreed to…
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March 5, 2020

A Hazard to Birds: Plastic Grass in Easter Baskets

Easter is right around the corner, and however we're going to celebrate it during this "situation," it's not hard to envision gleeful children tearing into their baskets full of candy and toys. The goodies are embedded in layers of cheap shredded plastic meant to simulate grass. The grass flies everywhere as the children grab the…