6 owl nest boxes in one day!
On August 7th, a group of Carmel Valley Garden Club members, Tom Gano, Greg Thompson, Bob Byrne, Ed Morrow, Dean Hatfied, and John Brocco, gathered at Ed Dickson’s house to build a few barn owl nest boxes. Using Humane Wildlife Control’s unique design, the men constructed 6 owl nest boxes by the end of the day. Peggy Dickson provided refreshments and…Read More
City rats eat better
Bees harmed by Zika
Zika – which can cause severe brain defects in unborn children – is spread by mosquitoes, so the insects are being targeted in the southern US where Zika-carrying mosquito species live. https://www.enn.com/articles/55870-honeybees-at-risk-from-zika-pesticidesRead More
Need to ban entire pesticide class
Evidence is ‘compelling’ that organophosphates increase risk of reduced IQs, memory and attention deficits, and autism for prenatal children. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/24/entire-pesticide-class-should-be-banned-for-effect-on-childrens-healthRead More
My Maserati has ‘possums inside…
This afternoon we received a call about opossums in a car at a body shop in Morgan Hill. Workers needed the animals removed before they could make the necessary repairs. Apparently, two young opossums had made a nice nest in the engine compartment while the car was not in use. When we arrived, the local animal…Read More
Look what can happen in one afternoon!
Look what can happen in one afternoon! On August 7th, a group of Carmel Valley Garden Club members, Tom Gano, Greg Thompson, Bob Byrne, Ed Morrow, Dean Hatfied, and John Brocco, gathered at Ed Dickson’s house to build a few barn owl nest boxes. Using Humane Wildlife Control’s unique design, the men constructed 6 owl nest boxes by the end of…Read More
Today, our team helped herd 6 mule deer from a wooded property in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Thanks to all involved, it was a success! Yay!Read More
Falcons and bird abatement
Interestingly, in California, Falconers are licensed through the state (CDFW), but those performing bird abatement using their own birds must also register through the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Furthermore, if there is or expected to be a “take”, it is the responsibility of the landowner (not falconer) to obtain a depredation permit from the USFWS. We…Read More