Joshua Tree National Park. Photo by Bruce Vincent
My residence is on a major wildlife corridor east of the city of Ojai. My actual yard is probably 200 feet square. My birding yard for eBird (http://ebird.org) and YardMap (http://yardmap.org), both are citizen science projects with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is listed at 5 acres. If you click on Location you can use the Google map to see just how it’s situated. Be sure to use the satellite view for full affect. The corridor connects the North side of the valley, Los Padres National Forest, with the South side at Soule Park and Black Mountain via San Antonio Creek, which makes it a highway for animals. It makes my yard a very wild place! It is also a Certified Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation. We, my wife Alexi and I, have witnessed some amazing things over the years just sitting around our yard. Which is why I wanted to have a blog, in order to share these experiences with others. Most of my blogs will be about things that happen right here in the yard, however, there are plenty of other tidbits, such as the ART of enjoying nature, that I’ll be posting about also. I hope you enjoy them!
Yours in Nature,