Today’s wilderness balloon (pictured above) was at Bette Davis Picnic Area outside of Burbank. It was a mylar balloon stuck in a sycamore and, as pictured, was close to a feeding Acorn Woodpecker (the balloon is on the left in the image, the woodpecker is visible on the right in the image).
About Wilderness Balloons: I see an unbelievable number of balloons in an unbelievable number of wild places during my forays. They are strung from brush and trees in remote wilderness and hanging from the legs of birds. Mylar balloons frequently cause wildfires when caught in power lines. Balloons are destructive trash and should never be released into the environment. For more information from the US Fish and Wildlife Service about this issue, read here (warning: graphic images of dead wildlife).
Map Showing Location of Today’s Wilderness Balloon
Map of All Wilderness Balloons