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Snapshots from a Living River

June 26, 2017

Dinner plans? Here are some great photos of a young green heron eating a very large bullfrog tadpole. Rusty Cohn took these shots at the beaver pond on Tulocay Creek in downtown Napa. Rusty has documented a diverse cast of characters populating the beaver pond, and it is thrilling to see so much life in busy downtown. Bullfrogs are an invasive species: they displace (and eat!) our native frogs, so thank you green heron, for removing that one!

Learn more about the wildlife in our backyard by attending the WILD lecture series hosted by our local libraries. Next up for WILD Napa on July 12th at 7:00 at the Napa Library, hear stories from Carol Poole about rehabilitating injured raptors (birds of prey like hawks, falcons and owls) with Napa Wildlife Rescue. Flier here: WNapa.Raptors. Also in July, join us up-valley for WILD St. Helena on July 18th at 5:00pm and learn about our local mountain lions from Felidae Conservation Fund’s Bay Area Puma Project  at the St. Helena Library. Flier here: WILD Mountain Lions

Here are a few more of Rusty’s photos from the beaver pond:

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