This is Glendale in September 2018, Humboldt County, California.

Video consists of twenty five images, two are historic aerial images from the 1950's by Merle Shuster (courtesy of Humboldt State University Special Collections). The others are from two weeks in late September. 

Glendale is a work in progress.


Glendale is a unique place where housing, industry, agriculture, and elk share a portion of the Mad River Valley, Humboldt County, California. It's a diverse and beautiful place with rocks, trees, and water in abundance.
This Roosevelt Elk herd has grown to 79 with half a dozen perimeter bachelors. September is the driest month and they have become predictable as they come down from the hills for water, willow, alder, grass and just about anything juicy. They love apples and routinely make nightly raids on neighborhood trees.
 
Trucks and bulldozers and people in their cars don't discourage their presence, they are not fond of people on foot and they don't like to be approached but they are getting used to visitors. The bull is in the prime of his life but his walk appears a bit stiff (is it injury or muscle mass from carrying that 6/7 rack?). He's won the herd for now.
A highway separates these elk from the Mad River. It's rare for them to cross - some have and some have died trying. The bull has yet to lead the heard there. Perhaps it's the greenery and the water in Mill Creek, and apples too, that keep them from risking a walk to the river.
 -  Since the original comment above, a bull elk was struck and killed on highway 299. The dominant Bull's limp appears to be worse and the bachelors are back in the herd. 10/24/18.

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