Mendocino College Pond
- Tue, 12 Jun 2012 - This morning I went to Mendocino College pond to check
on the gallinules, and discovered, to my chagrin, that the cattails were in
the process of being removed. A CATS4U was finishing denuding the pond,
loading the cattails into trucks which were dumping them in the woods
downslope. One adult and three juvenile COMMON GALLINULES were scurrying
about watching their habitat disappear. Female Red-winged Blackbirds were
returning with mouths full of insects to bare, muddy shoreline. A muskrat
was trying to hide in the last remaining clump of cattails. I didn't stay
to watch it be removed.
So, whither moorhens? Adapt, move, or die?
Potter Valley, MEN, CA
- I just emailed the Interim President and Director of Facilities which can be found on the Mendocino College Website to show my displeasure about the destruction of the college pond.
I hope others may do the same,
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