Tag Archives: B. Bryan Preserve

...is it raining again?

Karen Chu, a guest at the Preserve, took this cute photo. We do have a lot of rain in our forecast, starting with light rain today. Here is what the Giraffes much prefer.

Judy Mello photographed them on a perfect sunny day in Point Arena.

Thanks to Karen and Judy for allowing me to share their fun photos with you here. To learn about the fabulous B. Bryan Preserve, here is the link to their website: http://bbryanpreserve.com/

It's so hot even the African hoof animals at the B. Bryan Preserve in Point Arena are looking for shade. Here are two Grevy's Zebra photographed by Judy Mello.

Grevy's Zebras in the shade by Judy Mello

It's fascinating to learn what Judy and Frank Mello are doing to preserve endangered animals at their preserve in Point Arena. Here's a link to their website: http://bbryanpreserve.com/

Here's one of my favorite photos of a Grevy's Zebra baby with its mother at the preserve. The young zebra had just seen a gopher pop up and couldn't believe what it just saw! This photo was taken by Craig Tooley.

Grevy's Zebra baby with mom APRIL by Craig Tooley

Thanks to Judy and Craig for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here's the link to his website: www.ruffimage.com

Mark Simkins and Kitty Wolfe have meadows around their Manchester home. Kitty says they have millions of gopher - yes, that is just an estimate. Bobcats LOVE gophers and can be seen hunting their favorite prey regularly. Mark recently got these photos.

A Bobcat just walked by my window by Mark Simkins A Bobcat on the move by Mark Simkins

Bobcats are often seen in the daytime here, though they are supposed to be nocturnal. They are agile hunters. Here is one of my favorite photos of one climbing the very high fence at the B. Bryan Preserve in Point Arena, photo taken by Judy Mello.

Bobcat climbing the Giraffe fence by Judy MelloThat is a very determined Bobcat! And it shows if you are trying to raise chickens where Bobcats live, you really need to protect them.

Thanks to Mark and Judy for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

Giraffes in Point Arena? You bet! The B. Bryan Preserve has a group of these endangered giraffes. Emilie Raguso recently visited the preserve and took these photos. The first photo is entitled "Getting a leg up."

I so admire what the Mellos are doing here. Along with these giraffes, they have zebras and antelope, all endangered in their native lands. By appointment you can visit this wonderful place at feeding time. There are also guest cottages. To learn more about the preserve, here is their website: http://bbryanpreserve.com/ As their website states, Africa on the Mendocino Coast.

Thanks to Emilie for allowing me to share her photos with you here.

A male Grevy's Zebra recently was born at the B. Bryan Preserve in Point Arena. Meet Lester!

His mother's name is Jewel and she carried him for more than a year. Below her little one is nursing.

Judy Mello tells me that these Zebras are more endangered than Black Rhinos - there are less then 3000 of Grevy's Zebras left in the wilds. So each addition to the herd in Point Arena is welcome news indeed.

Do you know what a herd of Zebras is called? A dazzle.

Thanks to Judy for allowing me to share her photos with you here. To learn much more about the Preserve, here is the link to their website: http://www.bbryanpreserve.com/