The first of many documents on the natural history of Northern California is also a nod to one of the closest nature preserves to my new home-- an extinguished volcano about 10 million years old. Winter here is mild but cool enough to send many of its poikilothermic inhabitants into hibernation (species like the northern pacific rattlesnake, alligator lizards, and other reptiles). For others-- like countless species of migratory birds, foxes and other predatory mammals, and many amphibians-- Sibley offers expansive habitat and the promise of spring.
Filmed handheld on a chilly afternoon with a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Edited in FCPX and colored in DaVinci Resolve.