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Keeping it ‘Messy’ at the L.A. River »

Sure keeping things tidy is good for your kitchen, garage and teenager’s bedroom, but tidiness has its drawbacks, especially when you are dealing with Mother Nature and local wildlife. Gardeners…

Feb 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
WOUNDED WHALE - This photo of a gray whale snapped on a whale watching cruise will be used by researchers. PHOTO BY MARTHA BENEDICT

Best Whale Watching Season Ever? »

It’s being heralded as the “Best Whale Watching Season Ever” in Southern California, but what exactly does that mean? Abundant whales? Different species of whales swimming about?  Whales coming into…

Dec 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
BLUEPRINT FOR A SOLUTION - Students realize how valuable a wildlife crossing over Liberty Canyon would mean to humans and critters alike.

Critter Corridors in the Classroom »

Wiggling, fidgeting and anxious. The sixth grade class at Sun Valley Magnet Middle School were painfully waiting their turn to step to the front of the class. They tried to…

Dec 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

A Forest of Possibilities at Palos Verdes Peninsula »

Finally. A SoCal forest that’s been lying in ruins since the 1950s is getting proper attention and love. Not a trees-on-land forest; this SoCal oceanic giant kelp forest off the…

Nov 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
pelicans dreaming

‘Pelican Dreams’ Comes to the Southland »

“I have always been fascinated by these flying dinosaurs, but this film is really about relationships we humans have with wild animals,” says filmmaker Judy Irving about her new film,…

Oct 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Spiders Exonerated! »


Stop blaming spiders when you get bitten by an unknown insect. That’s the word from a team of scientists, led…

Jan 10 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Coast to Cactus Opening Jan. 17 in San Diego »

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The all-inclusive Southern California bio-region – under one roof? Is it possible to convey the complexities and intricacies of the…

Jan 10 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Coyotes in the Neighborhood »


Urban coyotes are in the news again lately with the pack-loving canines causing more –than-usual havoc in some SoCal residential…

Nov 7 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Discussing Wildlife Corridors and More »

Wildlife corridors - like this one in Banff, Canada -- could be a tourist draw.

How wild animals move around the landscape and healthy environments that can sustain them will be some of the topics…

Nov 6 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Crash-Diving Grebes Overwhelm IBR »

RECUPERATING - Eared grebes are where they belong...on water! Photo by BILL STEINKAMP

Body of water…. a wet concrete sidewalk…..sure, there’s a difference, but many eared grebes aren’t seeing it these days. The…

Oct 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Video of the Week

Do California brown pelicans dream?