Corvid vs. Raptor High Above the Now-Moribund Strybing Arboretum (San Francisco Botanical Garden) in Golden Gate Park

This shot of a crow hassling a red tailed hawk was taken before the boycott of San Francisco Botanical Garden, before the arrival of the paywall manned by minimum-wage workers.

Circling too close to the crow’s nest, Children’s Garden, near MLK Drive:

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They said they’d kill the fee if it didn’t work out. It didn’t work out but I don’t think that they’ll ever kill the fee. Oh well.

On some days, the fees generated by the paywall don’t even cover the cost of paying the non-union workers minimum wage to collect the fees.

Of course our Rec and Park considers the paywall a “great success.” Oh well.

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2 Responses to “Corvid vs. Raptor High Above the Now-Moribund Strybing Arboretum (San Francisco Botanical Garden) in Golden Gate Park”

  1. GG says:

    A few weeks ago I saw a hawk carrying a rat or some other little animal, and two crows harassed him until he dropped it and they made off with it. This was right above the central Mission! Pretty amazing.

  2. George says:

    The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society calls all the shots here.

    Taxpayers foot the bill for everything: the two sets of ticket booths, tickets, maps, cell phone bills….you name it.

    The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society uses the grounds for their private fundraising and uses public space to grow plants (again with beaucoup city buck$) for sale.

    Locals have no input.

    All of the decisions are made by people who live outside SF, including the new CEO, a lawyer who lives in a mansion in Fremont!

    Things need to change!!!!!

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