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Birds — put out the welcome mat and they’ll drop in
Tuesday Oct 09 2012
There’s plenty to see out there. You just have to look. That’s the advice of longtime bird-watching enthusiast Roger Strahle, owner of Wild Bird Station in Auburn. Right now, ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Use netting, Mylar streamers, balloons to keep birds out of vegetable garden
Tuesday Nov 30 2010
Question: The blasted birds are eating my lettuce and broccoli seedlings. What can I do? May I use a gun? Answer: It’s common for birds to eat young vegetable seedlings in the ...
How many birds? Auburn area joins in nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count
Monday Feb 15 2010
Auburnites were taking a census of a different kind over the past four days. The Sierra Foothills chapter of the Audubon Society estimates that more than 300 species of birds floc ...
Tripping the flight fantastic: Starlings perform sky aerobatics over Newcastle
Thursday Dec 31 2009
The first of the flock starts flying in around 4 p.m. and an hour later mass movements of starlings darken portions of the sky as they soar and swoop in formation over a rural New ...
Media Life: George Clooney film off to good start thanks to Auburn titles creator
Thursday Dec 24 2009
Moviegoers get a sweeping view of landscapes shot from thousands of feet above the ground during the opening titles sequence for the new George Clooney movie “Up in the Air.” ...
Auburn bird farm owner leaving after neighbors cry foul
Thursday Sep 24 2009
For a while there, Gary Guerrero thought he had found paradise. The sign on the electronically gated entrance to his 32-acre property in an upscale neighborhood of large lots near ...
Swallows dig in for the long haul at their Auburn “Capistrano”
Wednesday Apr 22 2009
The Placer County Courthouse swallows are finding ways to work around netting put up this winter to prevent them from nesting at the Auburn landmark. The birds are building nests ...
Rules of attraction
Friday Mar 28 2008
Attracting birds and butterflies to Placer County back yards might not seem like an easy feat, but with the right plants and flowers, homeowners can have a back yard bursting with ...
Goose on the loose: Lake of the Pines faces a flock of problems with bird population
Thursday Mar 20 2008
The Canada geese in the Lake of the Pines pond are making a ripple effect that extends past the shoreline. The geese are considered a nuisance by many residents of the gated comm ...
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