Entries by John Poimiroo

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Hanging Around

Bald eagles and pintail ducks will be hanging around the marshes, rice fields and wetlands of the Northern Sacramento Valley for a while longer this winter. Robert Kermen spotted about ten eagles near farmland at Richvale. Nearby, pintail ducks were watchful. To photograph them, Bob recommends staying inside your vehicle and using it as a […]

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Making Mushroom Merry

As the last days of 2018 are waning, mushroom hunters are making merry where winter rains have fallen. Shasta Cascade color spotter Gabriel Leete found these fungi while foraging along the Sacramento River in Redding at the McConnell Arboretum and Gardens and in Anderson at the Anderson River Park.

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Winter Happens Here Too

Autumn ended yesterday. Weeks ago, on the last day of November, Philip Reedy was traveling through the Hope Valley when he stopped to capture these wintry images of “everyone’s favorite cabin in the snow.” We delayed posting his pictures until today, as they embody the transition from warm fall to cold winter colors, showing aspen […]

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Stocking Stuffer

Earlier this autumn, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Eva Begley, author of Falcon Guides’ Plants of Northern California about California Fall Color. That interview follows. On this the final day of autumn in 2018, what better gifts to recommend to fans of fall color, than guides that help identify plants? Several are […]

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Big Tujunga is the Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna for fall color in Southern California’s mountains this past weekend was Big Tujunga Creek near Sunland-Tujunga where Ken Lock captured cottonwood still carrying gold. Yes Gidget, it’s past peak. Though, spots of peak color can still be found here and there in Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Mountains.  Big Tujunga Creek, Sunland-Tujunga, Los […]

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The Great Migration

Waterfowl have taken up residence, late this autumn, in the rice fields and wetlands of California’s great central valley. Televised images of a mass ascension of snow and Ross’s geese lifting off from flooded rice fields north of Sacramento, seen on last night’s news, compelled me and a fellow photographer to drive north to the […]

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Walking Right Past Them

If you’re not attentive, it’s easy to walk right past mushrooms. However, as Gabriel Leete shows in this collection, when you do, you’re missing a beautiful aspect of late fall color, as their color and form are endlessly fascinating.  Gabriel works at the California Welcome Center in Anderson (I-5, south of Redding). Just north of […]