Alex Godbe, a woman who began a projected entitled Hungry Owl Project in 2001 for rescue of owls and education about these birds, is scheduled to receive a Green Award from the city of San Anselmo. The Green Award is given to residents who make contributions to sustainability or the ecology of the area.
Godbe’s project has rescued more than 800 owls in the past decade and has provided educational materials to thousands about the use of pesticides and their harmful effect on the environment. After living in San Anselmo for many years, Godbe recently moved to Novato where she will continue her work. Read More
Waterbirds are the original concern of the Audubon Society, founded in 1905. The Audubon Society is concerned with conservancy, and the Fresno Audubon Society, an effort to foster interest in conserving ecosystems for birds, sponsors walks at the Fresno County Wastewater Treatment Facility and other locations around the county.
The water levels at basins such as those at the treatment facility allow birds to find their preferred range for feeding. Understanding birds means knowing more than just what they look like, the Audubon Society teaches. It is also about understanding the balance of plants, water, insects, mammals and other birds. Read More
People love barn owls for many reasons, but rodent control is probably at the top of the list. Their natural tendency to eat rats and mice make them welcome additions to your backyard or barn.
Oddly, people do not usually feel the same way about bats. Although bats serve a parallel purpose in the food chain—each one eating tons of insects per year—most people find it a bit harder to cozy up to bats than to barn owls. Read More