Donations to Continue Our Vital Work

We here at the Urban Wildlife Research Project (UWRP) are proud to announce that we are now a nonprofit 501(c)(3). You can, therefore, write off from your taxes your donations to the UWRP. If you wish to have a formal letter from us indicating that you have donated, get in touch with us directly, give…

Gray Fox Report for August 2018

The Fabric of Bonding The Tragedy of Two Pups: Dark Face & Bright Eyes Submitted by William C. Leikam President & Co-founder wcleikam@gmail.com  This is a true story as based on log entries at the time when the following occurred. Dark Face & Bright Eyes were born out in the brush along Matadero Creek to…

Subject: REPORT: Gray Fox Report for June 2018

  Our vision is a San Francisco Bay Area Wildlife Corridor. UWRP notes that as Silicon Valley’s human population, development, and sea level increases, it is of utmost importance that the wildlife thoroughfares are identified and protected, thus maintaining California’s natural genetic diversity. Preface: Since there are no gray foxes at the Palo Alto Baylands…

Cities & Sea Level Rise

Along with the city of Palo Alto’s climate action plan, they will have to consider establishing wildlife corridors within the city. As the bay inundates large portions of the bay-lands, it will push all of the wildlife that is presently around the edge of the bay into the cities. This wildlife will need places to…

Minute with Matt – Peninsula Open Space Trust

Take a look at this short video of Bill Leikam, the Fox Guy, being interviewed on the trail by Matt Dolkas of POST. Scroll down the page a bit and you can read an expanded text on what the Fox Guy and the Urban Wildlife Research Project are doing. Pass it on to friends and…

Rodenticide: Impacts and Alternatives

The food chain is sacred, continual, and encompassing. Rodenticides are a major threat to food chains around the world. Animals that are adapting to civilization or venturing into human inhabited  areas seeking food, water, and shelter, are at risk of consuming a poisoned rodent and dying as a result of Secondary Rodenticide Poisoning. This includes predatory wildlife including birds, mammals,…

Sleeping Golf Course Fox 4/11/12

Today Bill and I decided to check out the golf course. We went mid-afternoon, not the typical foxing time, and began walking the perimeter of the course. We then entered the golf course nursery, after a few minutes we thought we were out of luck, when we turned to leave we noticed this Gray Fox…

Two New Urban Fox Dens 3/30/12

Today we arrived to the Landfill and got reports from Frank that foxes were seen entering the woodpile multiple days in a row. We checked out the pile and noticed many signs of fox including multiple waterfowl carcasses. The very next day we arrived to the woodpile at sunrise and caught a glimpse of a…

Pups got a Gosling 8/15/12

This morning we were greeted by 2 pups. They emerged from the bunchgrass and posed. They began prancing and chasing each other around Fox Hill. Bill and I searched for new signs of fox activity around the territory. We look for wildlife trails, tracks, scat, cashed food, and animal remains; any clue that might give…

Squat the Urban Gray Fox

Fox Blog Post 1:   6/3/12 Meet Squat the Gray Fox. Returning to his South Bay den just before sunrise, after a night of hunting and foraging. We waited over an hour along the fox trail towards Squat’s den. Sure enough at 6:52am, Squat came trotting down the trail towards us. My friend and local…