Neighbor Darcy shares this photo of a big-ass snake she saw today on Bernal Hill: This is the big snake I saw at about 12:30 today on Bernal Hill, on the west side just off the paved part near the wood steps. He appeared to be sunning himself. Most of the snakes Bernalwood has reported on in the … Continue reading Large, Sunbathing Snake Spotted Today on Bernal Hill
Last night, Neighbor Kendall found a lurker on his front steps: I came home from picking my daughter up from soccer around 6 pm and found this little baby on our front steps on the North Slope. We are aways away from any shrubbery so I’m not sure how she got here. But she climbed/slithered … Continue reading Baby Snake Greets Bernal Neighbor on Front Steps
Pascal shot this video yesterday; he saw a big, slithering gopher snake crossing the pavement atop Bernal Hill. Check it out:
Neighbor Mike shared this tastefully executed collage of creepy-crawly creatures he photographed on Bernal Hill. In it, we see several members of Bernalwood’s recurring cast of natural horrors, including the California slender salamander Western fence lizard, the Jerusalem Cricket, the gopher snake, and the slimy snail. Apart from it’s innate taxonomical interest, this collection of local … Continue reading Collage Shows Creepy-Crawly Creatures Found on Bernal Hill
Moments ago, Neighbor Ken transmitted this shocking photo of a four-foot gopher snake to the Bernalwood newsroom: Seen today by Esmeralda steps on Bernal Hill. Coolio! PHOTO: Neighbor Ken
Screw winter solstice. The way I know that autumn has succumbed to winter in San Francisco is when I have my first sighting of a most unwelcome guest: the Jerusalem cricket, a.k.a. potato bug. My introduction to this indigenous terror was five years ago,when in the midst of unpacking a few lingering boxes from our … Continue reading Winter Creeps In, and With It Comes… Vermin!
Now that a coyote has settled in to life in Bernal Heights, there have been a lot of questions asked about how to co-exist with our new neighbor. Luckily for us, Janet Kessler, the urban coyote whisperer from the Coyote Yipps website, has been monitoring the coyote situation on Bernal Hill, and she graciously shared this helpful guide on how to understand, … Continue reading Sharing Bernal Hill With Our Coyote: A User’s Guide