Saturday, January 29, 2011

Coyote Pic

Great pic from an El Prieto neighbor showing a very healthy coyote in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mountain Lion in The Meadows

From a neighbor:

Two of my neighbors on Canyon Dell Dr have had a mountain lion visit in the past week.

One visit occurred on Saturday night and it was standing right out side of their open window growling at their small dog.

The other occurred at a different neighbor's house some time early last week. It was spotted about midnight right out the back sliding glass door also stalking a little dog.

It is reportedly a very large cat. About 30-32" tall at the shoulder and about 4' long not counting the tail.

So, keep your pets close and secure because they could be on the menu. This cat seems to be targeting prey and has identified pets as an easy meal. It is not a surprise that there are so many lost house cat postings.

I heard a pack of coyotes either working on their prey or being preyed on late Sunday night - early Monday morning around 12:30am.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Need Rocks for Garden?

I'm changing my gardens and have lots of rocks for anyone who wants them.

There at the top of my stairs at 4416 El Prieto Rd.  You're welcome to come and get them, would suggest during the day.

They mostly came out of the canyons.


Ongoing Yard Sale

New neighbors at 1072 Hollygrove are clearing out their relatives' items.  They're having an ongoing yard sale with more and more items being brought out daily.  Take a look!

Friday, January 21, 2011

MFSC Grant Progress

Two crews have been moving through the neighborhood trimming trees under the 2010 Meadows FireSafe Council grant. Crews continue on Gravelia and should be on Canyon Crest this coming week.

We may have another delay after next week as we wait for funds to be disbursed from the larger CA FireSafe Council.  The goal is to finish before the end of February when bird nesting begins.

More to come.

It's for the Birds - Really!

From MaryEllen:

I had to take my birdfeeders down and have lots of birdseed for anyone who wants it. I have one 20-lb bag of sunflower seeds (in shell), unopened, one 20-lb bag of nyjer seed, unopened, one 20-lb bag of mixed seed, unopened, and one 20-lb bag of mixed seed, opened but more than half-full.

They are on the front steps at 4595 Rising Hill.

MaryEllen Schoeman
VP, Animal Advocates

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Missing Cat on El Prieto

This cat is missing and has been seen midway on El Prieto.  I've seen him on my patio.  The owner is asking for help in returning him home.  His name is "Fireball" and is very friendly.  If you catch him, please let me know and I'll connect you with the owner.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tree Trimming Not the MFSC Grant

The tree trimming happening in The Meadows today by the green TLC trucks was not part of the Meadows FireSafe Council grant effort. We have confirmed that it was an effort of L.A. County Public Works.

The MFSC grant effort began today on upper Risinghill and will begin tomorrow on El Prieto.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Coyote Pics

Two pics of coyote on the west side of Risinghill behind the houses.

Thanks to MaryEllen for the pics.

MaryEllen Schoeman

VP, Animal Advocates

Thursday, January 06, 2011

MFSC Work to Resume

Starting the week of Jan 10, tree vendors will resume work identified in the 2010 Meadows FireSafe Council assessments.

Property owners who participated in the assessments and authorized the work will be contacted one to two days prior to the vendor arriving at the site.

Meadows resident, Bill Ramseyer, will lead the effort.

In some cases, where there are numerous trees to be trimmed or removed, Bill will talk with the property owner about the priority of the work.

If anyone has a concern about work scheduled at a neighbor's property, the two neighbors should have the conversation.  It is not the MFSC's role to make individual decisions for property owners.

Crews can be expected in The Meadows for several weeks.  They will resume the work starting on El Prieto and Risinghill Roads.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Coyote Country

Looks and sounds like we have a new generation of coyotes making their presence known here in The Meadows.

I heard yipping right behind my house on El Prieto two nights this week.  Sounded like a small pack that must have found some other animal.

Also saw a very healthy, large coyote midday last week.  Some other neighbors on Risinghill saw the same one.

So, keep your pets safe.