A New Species Found At S.M.I.!


Lesser Yellow Legs

On October 21, 2012, Brock Dolman came to visit us at Sonoma Mountain Institute from the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center where he is the Director of their Water Institute & Permaculture Design Program and identified a new species on our property called the Lesser Yellowlegs bird.  The ranch in Petaluma is in such close proximity to the coast that it’s not uncommon for this species to be seen in this area.  Since Brock’s first sighting many others have seen not one but a pair of the Lesser Yellowlegs on numerous occasions at S.M.I.. The Lesser Yellowlegs species are a medium-sized bird that is slender in nature with a fairly long neck and bill and have long bright yellow colored legs.  They are often seen running through shallow water to chase after their prey.  We are thrilled to watch this species enjoy life on our property.

For more information on the Lesser Yellowlegs species please click on the following URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_Yellowlegs

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