wildlife

Members of the community have formed a coalition to protect local wildlife. According to its members Harbor Bay Business Park, has been rich with many species of wild birds  and a colony of jack rabbits as far back as anyone remembers. The coalition says that increasing development in the area has forced the jack rabbits to occupy smaller and smaller parcels of land to nest and breed in. 

Activists concerned about the plight of a colony of jackrabbits, about to be displaced by further development at the Harbor Bay Business Park, recently posted this video to YouTube. For the background on this story, see http://alamedasun.com/news/coalition-takes-stand-wildlife.

To see the coalition's video of Bay Farm's resident rabbits, click here https://youtu.be/zhvmN4-zCjg

 

Eleven talented wildlife photographers will present their works in the Stafford Meeting Rooms at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., starting this Sunday, Feb. 28. Their works include vivid photographs of wildlife, all taken in Alameda.

Organized the Friends of Alameda Wildlife the exhibition offers an opportunity to learn about species that called the Island City home. These include harbor seals, least terns, snowy plovers and brown pelicans. 

 

Given the recent news stories and statewide mandates, you have no doubt heard how the drought is affecting our community. You may be less aware of the ways it can impact our pets.

With little frost to mitigate their reproduction and rain to wash them away, fleas are now in greater abundance. Fleas are not only annoying but pose serious health risks to pets if left untreated. Monthly flea treatments are more important than ever along with regular bathing to ensure your pet’s health.

In 1965, the Golden Gate Audubon Society began working with Alameda conservationist Elsie Roemer to stop the Utah Construction and Mining Company from filling in salt marshes on Bay Farm Island. Conservationists, including Roemer, worked to preserve some of these marshes, including one along the shores of San Francisco Bay at the southern end of Broadway. When developers wanted to purchase this marsh, the East Bay Regional Park District stepped in and made it a part of Crown Beach.