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For the second year we've discovered Sahara Mustard Plants at the camp site area of Christy Ranch, Santa Cruz Island. It is likely that a researcher, student or restoration specialist brought mustard seeds to this spot in their tent or other gear, resulting in an annual population of the plant A sustained control and eradication effort will be in effect for many years to come. This is a good reminder to thoroughly check your gear before bringing it to the island.
A Crested Caracara was first spotted by Ania Wrona on Santa Rosa Island on April 6, 2014 in Pocket Field. The bird traveled from Santa Rosa Island to Santa Cruz Island and was spotted by David Dewey at the Main Ranch on April 23, 2014. Additional sightings over the next few months were reported on Anacapa Island, and Santa Catalina Island.
On February 10, 2015, ten Nutmeg Mannikins were spotted by Lyndal Laughrin and David Dewey in the Central Valley of Santa Cruz Island. Please keep your eyes and cameras ready and report additional sightings to Paul Collins.Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pazzani/9858984025/