Kern Valley vultures and rabbitbrush
- Hi All
Today begins our annual celebration of the migration of Turkey Vultures. I
saw several hundred vultures land in the forest last night and we are
looking for a great drop-in tonight and through the weekend. To see vultures
it is best to arrive in the valley before 9am as they normally lift from
their overnight roosts around 9:30am. If you want to come later they will
stop migrating for the day around 4pm and begin to land in the forest
between 5 and sunset.
There is a festival tomorrow and field trip offerings all day Sunday, if
anyone cares to come down. Live fish, amphibians, reptiles, and raptors will
be on display to see and photograph. At 12:30pm there is a workshop on
gardening with native plants. See the full schedule here:
Also, although not at peak yet, the color of the rabbitbrush at Walker Pass
is beginning to spread a beautiful golden glow over the landscape.
Definitely should peak near the pass within the next few days and the peak
in the South Fork valley should be over the next few weeks.
Fall color in the forest is weeks away, and generally peaks as the
rabbitbrush begins to wane.
So, come on down or up and enjoy Autumn here soon.
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Weldon, CA 93283
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