Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 14, 2020

Mono Lake's California gulls must contend with invasive weeds

The LA Times reports

The people who guard the gulls that nest on Mono Lake’s islets in the eastern Sierra Nevada have used dynamite, electric fences and lawsuits to protect the birds from wily coyotes and diversions of water to Los Angeles.

Through it all, California gulls returned each year to rear new generations of their species in roughly 25,000 nests.

Now, the gulls are facing a botanical invader they may not be able to overcome: thickets of invasive weeds that have engulfed most of their breeding grounds.

Read more at  Mono Lake’s California gulls must contend with invasive weeds – Los Angeles Times


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