Photo of the Day 20 October 2007

Shorn Sheep, Hopland, California, 1990
Photograph by George F. Mobley
A handful of recently shorn sheep grazes on a hill at the Hopland Research and Extension Center. The center, one of the University of California's principal field research facilities for agriculture and natural resources, maintains a sheep flock of 600 to 1,000 breeding ewes. Shearing time comes every April.