“Is this a good time to trim my trees and shrubs?” people are asking counselors at Wildcare Eastern Sierra. Our off-and-on, warm and cold, drought-ridden winter has confused our Eastern Sierra mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, plants, trees, and people!
March 20 is officially the first day of spring. Yet an early nest of baby rabbits was found in Chalfant in December! Mammoth residents have reported that local Ravens are already readying their nests!
Tree-trimming or removal is best done before our native wild birds build nests and lay eggs. Look carefully for nesting birds before pruning or removing limbs. Most bird parents keep their young safe from predators by hiding and camouflaging nests, making them hard to see. It is illegal to interfere with nests once they are active,
Wildcare Eastern Sierra’s Director Cindy Kamler says, “Please don’t hesitate to give us a call for advice and assistance in making a “Garden of Eden” for you and your wild neighbors.”
Wildcare Eastern Sierra was one of the several recent recipients of a $9,000 grant from the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, earmarked for organizations that help rescue wildlife.
For further information, contact Cindy or Danielle at 760-872-1487 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join KIBS/KBOV in recycling your CRV cans and bottles at Manor Market’s Buy-Back Center, and donate the proceeds to Wildcare Eastern Sierra.