Otis Students Tend to Alameda Bird Sanctuary

A group of more than 30 fifth-graders from Otis Elementary School and their teacher Michael Haddon cleared non-native plants and weeds near the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary and Crown Beach on Friday, October 22.

The kids were particularly excited about pulling up coyote brush that was taking over the area, even when there were insects and other critters around.
Also, Michael Charnovsky, a naturalist with the East Bay Regional Park District, gave the kids a lesson in bird observation.

Overall, everyone was in great spirits to be out and about — though those that couldn’t squeeze their faces into the blog photos were somewhat disappointed.