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Features The Buffet Line is open. PHOTO: Martha Benedict

Not So Secret Garden »

Of course, the new Pollinator Garden at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles would have it grand opening on the first day of Spring, the season of flowers, bees,…

Mar 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Resident patriots: George and Gracie take in the view at Big Bear Lake. PHOTO BY SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST

American…and Southern Californian »

Bald eagle adjectives: majestic, patriotic, awesome. And…Southern Californian. Proving that yes indeed SoCal is a diversity hotspot for critters, our national symbol is both a part-time and full-time resident in…

Mar 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
mtn wilson female lion

Camera Trapping Masters »

“Science doesn’t belong only to the people who go to school for it, today, it’s available for everyone to become a citizen scientist,” says Denis Callet, a Montrose-based photographer, as…

Feb 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
The gray whale's heartshaped breath. Photo by Martha Benedict

The Urban Whale Highway »

Just like the crowded 405 freeway, the coastline off of Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange Counties might need to establish some kind of SigAlert with all the marine mammal activity…

Jan 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Counting Monarchs in the Rain »

The rain was fierce, pouring down in steady sheets on this cold morning in Ventura. What kind of day is this to count butterflies, I wondered as I pulled into…

Dec 23 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
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Pick a Pocket, Mouse »

San Diego Zoo Global Begins Second Captive Breeding Season for Endangered Pacific Pocket MouseLitter of 4 Born April 1, Next Litter Expected This Weekend

We like how the Pacific pocket mouse thinks: if the winter just keeps blowing cold and rainy, the small 4…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

“Big Cats of the Mountains” Walk and Talk on April 5, 2014 »


They are so close…but seldom seen. And when a mountain lion makes an appearance here in SoCal, it becomes (for…

Mar 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Island Night Lizard Makes a Comeback »

Island Night Lizard

Do they only come out at night? We don’t know, but we do know there are more of the scurrying reptiles on…

Mar 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

L.A.’s Coyote Lady Turns 101 »

coyote poster

For decades, Lila Brooks spoke on behalf of the wild urban coyote, a critter that was easily trapped and killed…

Mar 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Wanted: San Pedro/Wilmington Young Adults for Wildlife Internships »


Wow. Learning to care for wildlife and a stipend? Score! Young people from San Pedro and Wilmington: put down that…

Mar 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Video of the Week

Coyotes yapping and yowling on a golf course in Burbank.