In Big Valley, a land of agriculture, tractors share the roads.
Two dozen American white pelicans wheeled high in the sky over the ranch.
At this time of year their numbers start building on Clear Lake as harsh weather begins to close in on their nesting lakes in the interior West.
At the annual Kelseyville Pear Festival, the county chapter of the Audubon Society tried to raise awareness of the needs of our lake-nesting grebes. The numbers of Clarks and Western grebes on Clear Lake is lower than it was a few years ago. Their floating nests of matted tules are easily swamped in the wake of motorboats.