Leaving California – blog 31

I’m not sure abut how I feel about California. With  a population of 38million it is the most populous of US states, and indeed it would rank as the 12th largest economy in the world in its own right, so it isn’t to be ignored. I’ve spent about two weeks here – partly to see…

Finished business – blog 30

Even the ladies in Andrea’s cafe had seen roadrunners and they didn’t seem that interested in birds.  I am interested in birds and I started off another day not having seen a roadrunner. There is a terrific mural of a roadrunner on the Joshua Tree-29 Palms road – it must be about 20 feet long…

Unfinished business – blog 29

It’s funny isn’t it. I’d never seen a coyote until I saw three looking at a bison calf in Kansas but now I am seeing them all the time.  The other evening I had something like 10 coyote sightings and I must have seen about 30 or more on this trip. So having seen wile…

On the road, mostly – blog 28

Today has been mostly a driving day, the first for quite a while.  And it occurs to me that I won’t see the Pacific Ocean again on this trip (unless I get very very lost!).  My last view was while looking at green hairstreak habitat restoration with Liam near the top of a hill in…

Identification in kit form – blog 27

And that Liam O’Brien doesn’t just identify butterflies, he identifies mammals too. By the way, I am now in King City, not that far from Monterey really, and not that far from Los Banos either.  King City, whose motto should be ‘ King City – fit for a pauper’  as it has several cheap motels…