China Ranch: An Emerald Isle

[Originally appeared in the Sierra Wave newsletter, Vol. 25, No. 5, May-Jun 2007 – click here for original with photos] One of the most beautiful jewels in Inyo Countys crown is China Ranch, a hidden oasis in the southeast corner of the county near Tecopa and...

Mexican Grosbeak found in Inyo

[Originally appeared in the Sierra Wave newsletter, Vol. 25, No. 1, Sept-Oct 2006 – click here for original with photos] On 31 July, Eva Poole-Gilson looked at her bird feeders, as she often does, and saw a large yellow and black bird that was different from the...

The Winter That Was Not

[Originally appeared in the Sierra Wave newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 4, Mar-Apr 2006 – click here for original with photos] Each fall, as migration slows down, birders begin looking forward to winter with anticipation. The Winter Season is the most unpredictable of...

Summer 2005 in Inyo County

The summer of 2005 has come and gone leaving only memories of the coolest June most locals can ever remember. July, with temperatures in excess of 100F, quickly brought us back to the reality of an Eastern Sierra summer followed by the hot muggy days during the...

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