On Saturday August 3rd, I left for Alturas, California to visit a friend for ten days. Alturas is tucked into the top right corner of California. This small 2.5 square mile town is 45 minutes from both the Oregon and Nevada borders. It’s the kind of town where everybody knows everybody, and wilderness is around every corner. Thanks to Matt and Amber for all the fun and their hospitality.
I went back to Baylands yet again and captured this Black-Crowned Night Heron hanging out in a tree yesterday evening. This morning I woke up early, headed back and caught another Heron fishing in the marsh.
Today was the last Biology class for the quarter. We headed over to Elkhorn Slough, and Moss Landing State Beach near Monterey, CA. While at Moss Landing Beach, we saw a large group of otters hanging out, playing, and just being otters. What a great way to end a great class!
Yesterday I went back to Sunol Regional Wilderness and had yet another amazing day of hiking, and animals. On the way back down the trail, I spotted this bobcat near a pond and was able to get a few photos of him. Unfortunately it looks like this guy has Notoedric Mange which is a potentially deadly disease. Poor guy.
Yesterday I went out to Sunol Regional Wilderness, in Sunol, CA. This place is beautiful and filled with breathtaking landscapes, as well as all sorts of critters. I saw baby turkey, a bobcat, and all sorts of colorful birds. Great place to hike for a day!