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Mother Nature

San Diego pigeon fanciers, best taxidermist, rats, our zoo's panther, San Diego's geology, Project Wildlife's care for oppossums

Marathoners of the Sky Hormones speed pigeons. Today, Hamilton and his “grandson,” John Timmerman, have about 750 pigeons in Jamul, the largest collection in San Diego County. As we sat on the deck of their ...

Marathoners of the Sky

San Diego County's pigeon lovers

“How long have you been racing pigeons?” I asked Gene Hamilton. “Eighty years.” “That’s quite a while.” “Actually, it’s 80+ now. I’m 91.” “What got you started?” "Pigeons underneath a barn in Portland, Oregon. We ...

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