Today we drove down to the Sweetwater Reserve. We were checking the traps to see if any ground squirrels had been caught. The ground squirrels would help the burrowing owls by giving them pre-dug holes to nest in. Unfortunately, none of the traps contained the ground squirrels this week, which either meant they were smart enough to avoid them, or they have left the premises. With any luck it would only be the former. Not much success today, but at least the reserve is full of life. We saw many birds and some deer roaming around. I hope the ground squirrels are roaming around too!
-Journal Entry by member Catherine Nguyen