Central California Coast

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A view of the coast in Sonoma County.

Sonoma County, California, 2012, Cheryl Gribble.

A view of the coast in Marin County.


River Habitats and a Plea to Stop the Pollution of our Rivers and Streams.

We have a lot of migratory birds in Napa County.  Other birds such as the Snowy White Egret are here year-round.  Southern Napa County has been identified as being  in the migratory “fly-over” pattern for birds.  We have wasps, bees seen at the river and fallow fields of fine wild flowers.  We are one of the pollen capitals of the world in this enclosed Valley of Vitciulture, a world-class destination of tourists who don’t know about bringing Sudafed with them when they visit… On a car route this past week, into Sonoma County before 7 AM, smudge pots were burning in vineyards in Sonoma County.  Sooty columns of black smoke arose in columns at intervals in the vineyards.  No archaeic arches greeted visitors at that time of the morning, but I was quite surprised to see that still allowed in the “neighbor’s county”.  I thought polluting was a hotter topic and has

more importance in 20212, than continuing with smudge pots … while complaining about some other country “not doing enough”, and “carbon credits”.  “Oh, good morning, Sonoma County…”

Below is an image of an Egret, flying  at sunset to a river area home.  The Napa River is home and environs, is home to nesting Egrets.

Egret Habitat on Napa River, Napa Cunty, CA

Posted:  March 25, 2012 by Cheryl Gribble,