One of four old barns on the Davis Ranch, the "Sneeze Barn," acquired its name when a family member commented that a good sneeze would blow it down. Repairs were made and artist and family member John Ivie designed and painted this mural depicting frequent migratory visitors to the ranch and nearby Colusa National Wildlife Refuge. 

The Mastermind and Artist

John Ivie is an artist and designer living in Portland, OR.  He has done extensive work with the US National Forestry Service and many of the National Parks.  His work focuses on the synergy of wildlife, conservation, history and education. 

The Davis Family and the stars (Birds) of the mural

L to R: Night Heron, Sandhill Crane, White Faced Ibis, Sora Rail Black Necked Stilt, Virginia Rail, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, White Fronted Goose.

Davis Ranches

 

The mural barn