February

Take the challenge...


Take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count

On Feb. 12-15, participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. You don’t have to leave your neighborhood to get involved in this event. Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days during the event weekend.

You can use the Internet or get a bird book from the library to help you identify the birds.

During the count, you can explore what others are seeing in your area or around the world. Share your bird photos by entering the photo contest, or enjoy images pouring in from across the globe. Scientists use information you gather from your backyard to get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations. Register online at http://gbbc.birdcount.org to participate in the bird count.


A look back at 2015...

Nature Stores Water in Sheds

A watershed is land that water flows through before it drains into a creek, a river or the sea. The Marsh creek Watershed drains the east side of Mount Diablo. It covers about 128 square miles. Marsh creek flows near an abandoned mercury mine. The mercury not only contaminates the Delta, but also the chinook salmon that swim up Marsh creek to spawn. It is dangerous to humans, as well. another watershed within the Delta is the San Joaquin river Watershed. The San Joaquin river is about 300 miles long. The river runs down the western slope of the Sierra and flows roughly northwest through the central Valley, to where it meets the Sacramento River at the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta near Antioch.



Resources: 

EPA site

http://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/whatis.cfm


We all live in a watershed!

http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/education/kids/watershed.php

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