Friday, January 29, 2016

Wild Condor population to again face the threat of Extinction

"By 1987, for the first time in tens of thousands of years, no Condors patrolled the California skies.
Today there are 230 California Condors in the wild: 128 in California, 73 in northern Arizona and southern Utah, 29 in Baja California." 
 "Without continued management to prevent lead-related deaths, the wild Condor population is predicted to again face the substantial threat of extinction in the coming decades."


Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Elusive Tularcitos Aquifer

"But so far no one has struck a deep source which will produce water at a rate of at least 1,000 gallons a minute, which the water company would need for a commercial well. Nor is there evidence that the deeper valley wells are not just isolated pockets. Nor can it be said with any certainty what effect the more shallow Carmel Valley Aquifer has on this elusive Tularcitos Aquifer, or, indeed, how the Tularcitos aquifer would be replenished."  From Monterey Herald July 6, 1977

From Monterey Bay Partisan

Friday, January 8, 2016

Heteromeles Arbutifolia: Toyon

Heteromeles arbutifolia, known as Toyon, Christmas berry or California holly, occurs naturally within the chaparral and oak woodland ecosystems of California. It is often considered a shrub but can grow into a small tree.
From: Homeguides