Ashland Pond was our place. It was little known, beautiful, good birding, and you could spend as much or as little time there as you wanted to.
The Almeda Fire burned directly through Ashland Pond. It’s sad to see it in this state, but we can’t wait to see how it gets restored.
There is also a very raw video of my walk at the bottom of the page.

This video is raw, uncut footage of my walk. Please don’t watch it all the way through from start to finish.