Sunday, June 4, 2023

The Thriving Sea Stars of Anchor Bay—A Dispatch from Mendonoma

The following is an article written by Jeanne Jackson for her blog Mendonoma Sightings where she documents the wildlife, the land, and the waters of our coast.

Lauren Hall’s recent photographs of the Ochre Sea Stars strutting their stuff

Lauren Hall recently explored the intertidal zone off Anchor Bay Beach at a low tide. She found healthy Ochre Stars.

Lisa Wieneke also explored that area and she too found Ochre Sea Stars.

It’s so heartening to see they have recovered from the Sea Star wasting disease. Stars are an important part of the ecosystem of the intertidal zone!

Thanks to Lauren and Lisa for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

There will be fireworks in Point Arena tonight. So, of course today is foggy. It’s foggy, breezy and barely 60 degrees. Hopefully for those attending the show, the fog will pull back later today.

How Can You Support the Efforts of Mendonoma Sightings?

  • Buy Jeanne Jackson’s book Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year here. The 270-page, full-color documentation of our coast’s beauty would make for a great gift or coffee table conversation piece.
  • Jeanne Jackson has also written two children’s books: Sunny Loves Spring on the California Coast and Sunny Loves Summer on the California Coast. These playful children’s books were written to instill within children a love of nature. Jackson will be publishing the other two seasons this year. Those books can be purchased at http://sunnylovesnature.com/
  • Check out Craig Tooley’s incredible photography of our coastline here. Buy some prints of his photos, get them framed, and bring the Mendonoma coast home.
  • “Follow” and “Like” the Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year Facebook page for direct access to Jackson’s dispatches of life on Mendonoma.
  • If you have your own Mendonoma Sighting, contact Jeanne Jackson at mendonomasightings@gmail.com to submit your narrative and photograph so she can document the experience.
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