Laura Yale wrote, “We spotted three Gray Fox kits on the ninth hole at TSR Golf Course. We have watched them play and grow up these last weeks. It’s so much fun that it’s hard to concentrate on the golf!”
Adrian Bennett had a Gray Fox family in her yard at TRS. She wrote, “I have had the most fabulous five weeks with the fox family. Jeff Heenan and his crew recently built us a new deck. The fox family has made my deck their playground, running and chasing each other around planters, in and out of them, on top and bottom of furniture, terrorizing my outdoor pillows, and giving me endless house of laughter.”
The photo Adrian sent shows the Gray Fox kits at about two and a half weeks old.
Gray Fox kits have to be some of the cutest babies on the Mendonoma coast! Thanks to Laura and Adrian for allowing me to share their photos with you here.
Sierran treefrogs are a fun sighting. These tiny, usually green, treefrogs can appear in the most unlikely places. Adrian Bennett found one peeking out of the entrance hole of her birdhouse.
These frogs can change their color to match their environment. Here is a photo by Carolyn Andre of one that changed from green to brown to blend in with her barbecue.
But I think it is beyond this treefrog's capability to change to the pinks and blues of Adrian's birdhouse. And, as we know, it's good to be green!
Thanks to Adrian and Carolyn for allowing me to share their photos with you here. We are having a breezy, warm day on the coast today, with not a cloud in sight.
One or more of the stone masons who were here recently for a symposium sponsored by Anchor Bay resident Peter Mullins might have paid a visit to Shell Beach.
Adrian Bennett wrote, “Bill and I took a walk and came to the south end of Shell Beach to see a true and hardworking artist had been there. There were hundreds of rock art with touches of other objects such as seaweed and driftwood. My neighbor, Roxanne Holmes, was kind enough to get some photos to share.”
Thanks to Adrian for this unique sightings and thanks to Roxanne for allowing me to share her photos with you here.
Over a year ago this Buck was spotted on The Sea Ranch missing the lower part of its back right leg. We don't know how this Buck was injured but nature has a way of cauterizing a wound like this. The Buck was named Tripod by Adrian Bennett. George Marshall recently photographed this Buck, so he is managing to survive despite his disability.
This Buck is surviving, and even thriving, living lightly on the land at TSR.
Thanks to George for allowing me to share his photo with you here.
Think how convenient it would be if you could blend in to your environment by changing your color. That's what Sierran Tree Frogs can do. Richard Kuehn photographed one in the process of changing from green to tan.
This tiny frog has a big voice, calling "ribbit, ribbit." They used to be called Pacific Tree Frogs, which seems more appropriate that Sierran. They are also called Chorus Frogs. Here's a cute photo by Adrian Bennett of a Tree Frog hiding in a flower pot.
If you can spot the frog on the rim of the pot, you will see how small these frogs are!
Thanks to Rich and Adrian for allowing me to share their photos with you here.