Wildlife conservation begins with observation. The Agua Fria River Basin is a great place to see wild animals in natural habitats. Developers are eying the Basin, and have ‘mega’ plans to fill the space with streets and houses. But for now, we only need to step out our doors to see native vegetation, birds, and insects.
This blog reports sightings and background information on nature conservation and general wildlife topics. You can click ‘comment(s)’ at the end of the line under each post title to post a comment, and if you ‘read more’ you will find a comment space below the post. You can also sign up to post your own observations. Remember to include when and where when you write a comment.
A resident of the chaparral-covered slopes on the east side of Dewey-Humboldt recently commented that the Western Scrub-Jays around her home had declined. Has anyone else noticed a decline, an increase? Earlier this year the Audubon Society announced that the last 40 years of Christmas Bird Counts showed sharp declines for most bird species. Perhaps Jays and other birds are declining in Dewey-Humboldt. Have you noticed any changes?
The Agua Fria Open Space Alliance, Inc. (AFOSA) encourages accumulation and exchange of information about open space in the Agua Fria River Basin. Click ‘About’ in the menu to learn more.