Posts Tagged ‘springs’

The Bald Eagles are Coming, the Bald Eagles are Coming Back to San Francisco! From Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Marin

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Start off here at Bluoz and then you’ll be able to link through to HawkManStan and others.

Here’s the latest, from Santa Clara County:

Via John K at Calaveras Reservoir – click to expand

What can I say but that it’s Bald Eagle Watch time, baby?

Dese boids are coming in from the north and from the south.

When will we have a nesting pair here in San Francisco?

Hey Man, Nice Shot: Pixar Engineer Jiayi Chong’s Photos Show That Bald Eagles Live in San Mateo County – Wow

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Well this is news to me.

Look what’s pooping in our water supply down in Crystal Springs Reservior:

Via Jiayi Chong

I never though these boids would come back to the 415…

Labor Unrest on Market Street: Carpenters Local 2236 vs. McRoskey, the Absurdly Expensive Mattress Maker

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

This was the scene yesterday on Market Street near Gough:

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Is the National Labor Relations Board involved with something to do with McRoskey Mattress Company, that longtime manufacturer of absurdly expensive mattresses, as well as absurdly expensive pillows and, well, you get the idea? I think so.

Anyway, if you ever want to buy a cot for $2000+, or a twin bed for $3600 (plus tax of course), well, just push past the protesters and shop, shop, shop.

Know Your Ornery Anna’s Hummingbirds of the Presidio – El Polin Springs are Certainly Worth Fighting Over, No?

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Hummingbirds are the orneriest of critters – they simply cannot abide, you dig?

Anyway, see if you can follow the action here at Tennessee Hollow in our Presidio:

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Why Don’t YOU Help Restore Tennessee Hollow at the Presidio?

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

What’s Tennessee Hollow? Check it out here on this map: Tennessee Hollow Watershed Self-Guided Walking Tour. It’s the home of El Polin Springs, the site of recent tours hosted by the Presidio Trust.

Take a look at the Overall Tennessee Hollow Restoration Project Timeline and then decide if you’d like to finance the restoration of this area from about 2010 to 2015. You might be able to do it. All it would take is something like low 8-figures. Seriously. Are you going to live forever? How will people remember you?

Now, on with the show.

Damien Raffa, Presidio Trust Education/Volunteer Program Manager, guides some of the 100+ people who showed up for today’s walking tours. (The future doesn’t look bright for the housing and car parking spaces seen in the background.) Click to expand:

This is it, the spring itself flowing over a notched dam (aka weir) to the delight of a thirsty Allen’s Hummingbird.  

FYI, hummingbirds don’t like to share so they are in constant battle over access to the spring. This reliable watering hole attracts all sorts of birds and bird watchers.

Stone well at El Polin Springs. The metal plaque that should be in the foreground was stolen in 2005, possibly by filthy dog-owning “white thrash” per Francisco Da Costa.  

Here’s how you can ENJOY THE WATERSHED. See you there! 

Take a Walk – To join a monthly docent-led tour of the watershed, call the Visitor Center at (415) 561-4323.

Volunteer – Join us for new opportunities to volunteer in the watershed. Call (415) 561-5333. Be a part of planting efforts that begin on November 22, 2008 and continue through early 2009.

KIDS on TrailsDownload a self-guided tour bookletthat acquaints children aged 5-9 with the Ecology Trail, which runs from Inspiration Point through the watershed. You can also get a copy at the Presidio Visitor Center, 50 Moraga Avenue.

Kids Quest Treasure Hunt – A “Quest” is a self-guided treasure hunt through a landscape. A free Quest guidebook to the watershed, appropriate for kids of all ages, is available at the Presidio Visitor Center, 50 Moraga Avenue.

Self-Guided Tour Download a map of Tennessee Hollow and create your own day in the watershed.

Dig It– Archaeological research exploring colonial-era life at El Polin Springs continues. To learn about ways to participate or observe, or to offer input on the new interpretive gardens, contact the Presidio Archaeology Lab at (415) 561-ARCH.

Play: Enjoy one of the park’s playing fields.