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Chico Costco Book Signing–Another Sellout

Author Steven T. Callan with Larry Howard and Glenys AndersonOur June 14th book signing at the Chico Costco was a huge success!  Thanks to Dan Barnett’s great review in the Chico Enterprise-Record and my radio interview with Nancy Wiegman on KCHO’s  “Nancy’s Bookshelf,” we sold 120 books.  The highlight of the day was visiting with all of the wonderful people who showed up for the event.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this day possible.

What’s in Your Yard?

Pileated woodpecker photo by Keith JacksonMy wife and I are fortunate to live on a  patch of oak woodland in the foothills of Northern California.  Several years ago we decided to rid our yard of water-guzzling domestic fescue and replace it with gardens of drought tolerant native plants.  In doing so, you might say we put out the welcome mat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.  Documenting bird species that visit our yard has provided a special sense of pride and enjoyment.

Badges, Bears, and Eagles--The True-Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden

Sun Oaks Book Signing

Badges, Bears, and Eagles--The True-Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game WardenWe had a fantastic book signing yesterday at Redding’s Sun Oaks Tennis and Fitness.   Thanks so much to Julie, Lisa, and the wonderful Sun Oaks staff who hosted our event.  Kathy and I were amazed at the number of people who showed up, some to buy books and others to have their already-purchased copies signed.  We sold out in a little over two hours and had a great time.   Thanks so much to everyone who came.

Our next public book signing is scheduled for April 26th, at the Redding Costco (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM).   Hope to see you there!  For those of you from out of the area, you can order Badges, Bears, and Eagles online from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Smashwords, and Walmart.  You can also have your local bookstore order a copy for you.

That Resilient Little Goose From the Aleutian Islands

Aleutian geese Last weekend, Kathy and I drove over to California’s beautiful North Coast. We were biking through the pasturelands, northwest of Eureka, when we began seeing geese—thousands of them. It seemed that every pasture hosted a healthy flock of feeding little cacklers. “Wait a minute,” I said. “Those aren’t cacklers, they’re Aleutian geese.” Every bird displayed the characteristic white ring at the base of its neck.

Badges, Bears, and Eagles in Today’s San Francisco Chronicle

Exotic animals are featured in the chapter "Metro Wardens" in Steven T. Callan's memoir, Badges, Bears, and Eagles--The True-Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden.Tom Stienstra, columnist and outdoor writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, has writen about Badges, Bears, and Eagles in today’s (3/11/13) issue of the San Francisco Chronicle.   He refers to Chapter 7, “Metro Wardens,”  where I describe some of the many big cat and exotic animal incidents that occurred in Southern California during the 1970s and early 1980s.   At that time, there were believed to be as many captive African lions in the LA Basin as there were wild lions in Africa.  Read the story at SFGate.