oak catkins


Nick Lethaby
 

All,

In recent springs, it was very evident that migrant warblers and vireos in Refugio Canyon fed heavily in oaks that had lots of catkins. This year there are no catkins and a massive reduction in migrant birds. Do oak trees elsewhere along the coast have catkins this spring? I am trying to understand if this is due to the fire in Refugio or a more general effect of the drought.

Regards,

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA

Mobile: 805 284 6200


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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA

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