From the lightning-fast peregrine falcon to the majestic golden eagle, the raptors that call the Ramona Grasslands home this time of year are bringing crowds to the Wildlife Research Institute.
The nonprofit is hosting its annual Hawk Watch, an all-ages education program drawing hundreds to the institute every Saturday in January and February.
Angus Tobiason has a project that he wants to see completed for the people of Ramona, and on Feb. 7 the first step toward accomplishing his goal was unanimously approved by the Ramona Community Planning Group.
Cleaning out Santa Maria Creek is a project that Tobiason, a former member of the planning group, believes could save properties and lives.
Christmas came early to the horses of Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center. On a Saturday morning before the holidays, instead of sleeping in or shopping, nearly 100 employees of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance in San Diego gathered in Ramona. In a unique mix of business and pleasure, the group has not only given support to a special organization based here, but has shown that what happens in Ramona goes far beyond its own backyard.
Trails and pathways are each important to any comprehensive trail plan. To attempt to have one without the other simply does not work, especially in communities like Ramona.
Trail and pathway plans fall under the supervision of the County Parks and Recreation Department, so it made sense for both trails and pathways to remain under the guidance and supervision of that department. Pathways typically received input from the Department of Public Works (DPW), since they deal with roadways and
Hearts & Hands Animal Rescue in Ramona invites the community to its fundraising comedy event at the Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25.
“Raise the Woof” is a touring stand-up comedy act, for those 16 years and older, that works with animal shelters and rescue groups for fundraising. Tickets are $25 and are available through Mainstage’s website at RamonaMainstage.com. The theater is at 626 Main St.
Everyone likes to think their horses are safe. Placed in a well-built corral or pasture we have it in mind that they will be secure from any harm.
We comb over the ground looking for nails, rocks, and other debris that may hurt our beloved horses. Many folks use hot wire in an extra effort to keep their horses from leaning on or through the fencing. I’ve seen people put up pipe corrals, then wooden fencing as a secondary barrier. Of course, horses eat wood, so that rarely lasts very long if it is within their reach.
Hawk Watch 2013 — an event that will offer up-close viewing of wild raptors in the Ramona Grasslands — will be held every Saturday in January and February from 9 a.m. to noon.
Conducted each year by the Wildlife Research Institute at its Highland Valley Road headquarters, Hawk Watch attracts hundreds of people to this
Update: Hike was cancelled due to bad weather.
Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park invite the public to welcome in the New Year on a hike on Jan. 1 at 9 a.m.
Visitors will be led on a two-hour hike through a variety of terrain within Palomar Mountain State Park. The degree of trail difficulty is considered moderate, with a slight elevation, on the 3.75-mile round-trip hike.
For the first time, a pair of bald eagles are nesting in the Ramona Grasslands, reports Dave Bittner, executive director of the Wildlife Research Institute in Ramona.
“We didn’t expect them to pop up, but we’re pleased that they’re here,” he said.
Wednesday, Dec. 26—Helicopters were used to lift logs scorched in the 2007 Witch Creek Fire and other debris from the San Dieguito River during the final leg of a multi-year effort to restore the area, a federal conservation agency reported.
Sections of the San Dieguito River riparian corridor, which stretches from Julian, Santa Ysabel and portions of Ramona to the coast, were damaged in the massive blaze.