The nursery has also drawn this drove to it -- a potted box elder seemed like a nice place for a nest. She/he has two eggs in there; the volunteers who come to hand-water the plants are tip-toeing around, trying not to unduly ruffle her feathers.
The Panorama Vista Preserve is nearly 1000 acres of private land held in trust for the public by the 501 (2)c The Kern River Corridor Endowment and Holding Co., Bakersfield, California. It is located along both sides of the lower Kern River, immediately north of the Panorama Bluffs. Volunteers are working to restore and revegetate the land so as to encourage and promote the preservation, scientific understanding, educational benefits, and appropriate recreational of this greenbelt area.