The vultures are circling! Specifically, a trio of turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) was soaring above Lagoon #3 this afternoon. None of the regular volunteers had ever seen such an assembly at the Lagoons before. Hopefully this is not an omen for the ongoing restoration efforts.
Today we said goodbye to Jerry, who has been the volunteer site steward for over thirteen years. He's living his dream and moving to Alaska. I'm a little intimidated over trying to fill the shoes of someone who can recognize a blue flag iris from fifty yards. Good luck, Jerry!