APR 2015 - STS, Dedication, and Basin Trial

We had 4 new members and 15 regulars out for at least part of the Day.  We started out with most of the crew moving firewood for Susan and I took a few workers to take care of a reported tree across the STS trail near the Lodge.  

 About 18" Tan Oak
 We broke out the Crosscut Saw
 California Azalea

There was a dedication for Linda Yule for all of her time working on preserving the watershed along the coast through the Sempervirens Fund.
 Dedication event for Linda Yule

After the dedication we headed up to Basin Trail with a detailed map from Kurt with photos and GPS coordinates of many downed trees.  There a few small things at the east end of the trail and they got larger as we went.
 Light Brushing
 Tan Oak
 Light lifting
A bit messy
 And Cleared
 This was a Madrone and about 24"
 Last one for the day

 After this one we called it a day since the next few were getting larger and there is always next month.
Beatles on a Bush Poppy

There was a great turn out and we got a lot done.  There is more to do on Basin trail and Kurt's map was a great tool.  We put in 135 hours and I would like to thank Norm, Dale S., Janie, Michele, Dale P., David P., Janette, Mike, Herman, Francis, Dell, Manny, Anita, new members Curt, Kamal, Fulon, and Winbert.

See you on the trails


Birds of the Day 
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)
Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni)
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)
Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum) 
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens)
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)