Category Archives: Impacting Wildlife

Finally, Good News for the Glen Canyon Owls

This post is reprinted from SFForest.org The last two years weren’t good to the famous Glen Canyon Great Horned Owls. All the work that was going on, the removal of trees near the nesting tree, the changes to the canyon … Continue reading

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Bees in Glen Canyon – Lose Some, Win Some

 We’ve reported here before about the bee tree that was cut down as part of the “improvements” to Glen Canyon Park – and the one that was killed by mistake when someone thought it was a nest of yellow-jackets, not … Continue reading

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Return of a Rehabilitated Owl

It’s so wonderful to be able to post good news about Glen Canyon and its wildlife. Wildlife photographer Janet Kessler recently sent around this item about a one-eyed owl that has been released in the Canyon after rehabilitation. Rehabilitated One-Eyed … Continue reading

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Sad Death of a Glen Park Barn Owl

A year ago, one of Glen Canyon’s Great Horned Owls was found dead – poisoned by eating rats that had eaten rat poison. Now another  dead owl has been found. It’s a barn owl this time. Neighbors want to find … Continue reading

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Canyon Disappointments – by Tony Holiday

Tony Holiday is a trekker and blogger based in San Francisco. He recently re-visited Glen Canyon, and was disappointed with the destruction he saw there. This post is re-published (with minor edits) from his blog, Stairways are Heaven . Visit … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: What It Looks Like 6 Months After the Trees

It’s been over six months since the trees were felled between Elk Rd and the Glen Canyon Rec Center.  Here’s what it looks like now. ——————————— The destruction part took no time at all: An avenue of majestic century-old trees, … Continue reading

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A Bushtit’s Nesting Plans in Glen Canyon Park

We are delighted to post this series of pictures by prize-winning wildlife photographer Janet Kessler. They were taken a few days ago in Glen Canyon, where nesting season is in full swing. (We wish SF RPD would take cognizance of … Continue reading

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When the First Glen Canyon Bee Hive was Killed – November 2011

This article is from SaveSutro (republished with permission), about the destruction of the first feral bee hive in October 2011. This was going to be a post about the San Francisco Natural Areas Program (SF NAP) destroying a hive of … Continue reading

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The Bee Tree Was NOT Saved

Sadly, the bee tree was a casualty of the tree destruction that was going on. We had understood that the bee-friends of  San Francisco had talked to the SFRPD, and they agreed that the stump would be cut off at … Continue reading

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The Birds of Glen Canyon Park

Janet Kessler, wildlife photographer, has taken a series of pictures of the birds of Glen Canyon Park. They range in size from the tiny hummingbirds and bushtits to the handsome owls and  hawks. Click HERE to go to a page … Continue reading

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