Friday, November 1, 2013 12:00 am
Out at the Isenberg Crane Reserve off Woodbridge Road, the sky darkens as thousands of birds start circling to find a place to roost for the evening.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:49 pm
Standing out at the Isenberg Crane Reserve off Woodbridge Road, the sky darkens as thousands of birds start circling to find a place to roost for the evening.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:09 pm
Dressed in blue jeans, a plaid shirt and a fleece vest, a slight man stood on the edge of a path overlooking a Mokelumne River trying to persuade a ruby crown kinglet to come closer.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 3:48 pm
’Tis the season for cold weather, snow and holiday cheer. A time when reindeer play, snowmen are jolly and birds fly south for the winter. And mostly, it is a time to stay indoors where its warm and cozy with a cup of hot cocoa in your hands.
Friday, August 3, 2012 7:35 am
Mariah M. Garr works in paradise, and she knows it. As wetlands manager for the Cosumnes River Preserve, the biologist-cum-farmer’s daughter sees brilliant sunrises, hears the ancient, piercing cries of the Blue Heron, sees coyote pups darting into the cover of an oak forest.
Monday, January 9, 2012 12:00 am
John Durand has been recognized by community organizations for
his work with Galt's youths. But he's also got a soft spot for the
birds that flock to the Cosumnes River Preserve. He regularly leads
student tours there.
Saturday, November 19, 2011 4:27 pm
A young, brown-haired boy clumped together a ball of mud in his
hand, twisting and turning it to form the perfect mold before
lifting it above his head and chucking it with a loud "ker-plop"
into the Mokelumne River.
Friday, September 9, 2011 12:00 am
The vine mealy bug has been pestering winegrape growers in Lodi
for more than a decade, but the Lodi Winegrape Commission and pest
control experts are fighting back with a wasp that savagely attacks
Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:51 am
If you looking to explore a sleepy river town, then Isleton is
the perfect place to spend a few hours.
You can tour their historic downtown, buy catfish by the pound
and get an up-close look at the winding Sacramento river. If
catfish isn’t your thing, there is a gourmet deli, a
Mexican/Chinese/Italian restaurant and a steakhouse known for its
prime rib all within walking distance.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 am
It may seem like a routine maintenance job for San Joaquin
County — giving Acampo Road a fresh coat of asphalt — but there had
better not be any migratory birds in the area, according to San
Joaquin County and state officials.
Friday, January 28, 2011 12:00 am
Since the fog has become a constant companion and the sun has
long been missed, most have taken to life indoors where comfort is
our goal and warmth abounds.
Hundreds of greater white-fronted geese hunker down in an agricultural field at the Cosumnes River Preserve on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. White-fronted geese migrate along the Pacific or Central flyways and winter in California's Central Valley, coastal and mid-continent Mexico, and coastal Texas and Louisiana, according to Ducks Unlimited.
Hundreds of greater white-fronted geese take to the air after being startled by gun shots at the Cosumnes River Preserve on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. White-fronted geese migrate along the Pacific or Central flyways and winter in California's Central Valley, coastal and mid-continent Mexico, and coastal Texas and Louisiana, according to Ducks Unlimited.
Friday, November 5, 2010 12:00 am
Ever wondered what cranes eat? Now you can try the diets of
these majestic birds at the Dancing Fox in Downtown Lodi this
weekend to celebrate the Sandhill Crane Festival. The bakery's
multi-grain bread features Central Valley wheat, barley, rice, corn
and oats, which are staples of the Sandhill Crane's diet. But they
did leave out the lizard, toads and bugs the omnivores also
Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:00 am
A beach at Camanche Reservoir reopened this week after the East
Bay Municipal Utility District shut it down because fecal matter
from geese had polluted the water.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 9:50 am
(ARA) - Who doesn't love spring? Flowers bloom, trees bud and
bright songbirds return to the area. The renewed resurgence of
radiant life may make you want to get in on the action.
Thursday, November 5, 2009 12:00 am
Paul Tebbel will be the featured speaker Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday during the Sandhill Crane Festival at Hutchins Street
Square. He is the executive director of Friends of the River in
Monday, November 2, 2009 12:00 am
Sandhill Cranes have made the Delta their destination after an
arduous migration for years and years. Coming from as far away as
Siberia, these birds descend upon the Delta by the thousands.
Friday, November 21, 2008 10:00 pm
Friday, November 7, 2008 10:00 pm
Crisp, refreshing air and the amalgamation of amber and
rust-colored leaves on sidewalks aren't the only signs that it's
fall in Lodi. The majestic Sandhill Cranes have returned from their
migration and will call Lodi-area marshy, muddy wetlands home for
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:00 pm
There was a time 70 years ago that a kid with a pretty good arm
could stand anywhere on the Eastside here in Lodi, throw a rock and
break a church window.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:00 pm
The Lodi area is a birdwatcher's paradise, boasting everything
from waterfowl to cranes to raptors.
Thursday, March 6, 2008 10:00 pm
It seems that one too many times, someone from the Bay Area has
called the Lodi Chamber of Commerce to ask how the weather is going
to be for the Sandhill Crane Festival.
Friday, November 2, 2007 10:00 pm
With bird-watching bus tours, art shows, workshops, storytelling
and wildlife demonstrations, this weekend's 11th Annual Sandhill
Crane Festival will shine a spotlight on the majestic birds. The
festival started Friday and will continue through Sunday.
Friday, November 2, 2007 10:00 pm
About the poet: John Vatsula, who has been
profiled before as a poet of the week, has long enjoyed poetry as a
hobby. In honor of the Sandhill Crane Festival, John wrote the