Finally, a full week of rain!

January 16, 2019

We received our first solid set of storms for the 2018-2019 season and wildlife is rejoicing – except for maybe this coyote seen sneaking into the yard during a nighttime shower.

Coyote – Canis latrans

California chaparral and woodland plant communities react quickly to rain and the garden is alive with new growth and color. Early bloomers such as Fuchsia-flowered Gooseberries have already exploded with nectar-filled flowers, offering quick calories to the many hummingbirds in the garden during these cold wet winter days.

Alan’s Hummingbird – Selasphorus sasin

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