On 26 October 2017 as I was exercising at the Peterson field; I spoke to a Birdland neighbor who saw me looking at the tags marking various ground squirrel burrows around the field. (see photos below) I heard from neighbors that the wildlife habitat at the Peterson field was now being protected as an extension of the Peterson nature area (something I have repeatedly suggested for years) and that the SCUSD hired a new wildlife biologist to oversee operations at the field. So I initially thought these markers were to protect the ground squirrels until I looked a little closer yesterday and learned the truth. Ground squirrels at the Peterson field are being mass poisoned once again; and local dogs who run at the field have been falling ill in the last week or so from this applied poison.
Now that Full Circle Farm is gone; it is becoming quite apparent that even though the farm was not financially solvent; they ran their operations with more of a heart for the animals and wildlife at the Peterson field than the new operators. I have spoken to the new farmer and he seems like a nice enough guy; but even nice people allow bad things to occur sometimes. And this may not have even been his idea as the SCUSD has been doing this same thing repeatedly for a long time; and Principal Susan Harris and/or the SCUSD grounds maintenance crew is likely behind it.
"STOP ALLOWING MASS POISONING OF GROUND SQUIRRELS AT THE PETERSON FIELD! REPLACE WITH NATURAL METHODS! THIS IS THE BIRDLAND NEIGHBORHOOD! PLEASE USE BIRDS AS A SOLUTION!..."
SEE ALSO: CALIFORNIA GROUND SQUIRRELS @ PETERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD IN SUNNYVALE @ https://lreblogger.blogspot.com/2017/10/california-ground-squirrels-peterson.html
+ BIRDLAND FREE PRESS / 3.1415926653 @ http://thefreepress1.blogspot.com/2017/01/birdland-free-press-31415926653.html