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Burbank Mountain Lions – Part III »

There’s a new chapter being written for two SoCal mountain lions that were found almost three years ago under a car in Burbank. Remember them? The two cubs (about three…

Aug 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
WAKING UP - Bats start the evening off in a swirling living cloud.

Filling SoCal Skies »

One after another, cars arrive as if on cue. They pull over on the shoulder of this two-lane highway near an endless orange tree grove here in Valle Vista on…

Aug 13 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs in a Water-Less World »

You don’t have to be a biologist to assume that California’s epic drought is affecting water-loving critters. Frogs and amphibians lazing and splashing around mountain streams and pools are harder…

Aug 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Steelhead on display at the Aquarium of the Pacific. PHOTO: Brenda Rees

Finding Trout in SoCal »

When he was a kid in the 1970s, Ed Pert used to head down to San Juan Creek in San Diego County and meet old timers there who would talk…

Jun 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Portrait of a birder as a young man. PHOTO BY MARTHA BENEDICT

Raising Birders – and More – at Leo Politi »

The students were breathless. “Mr. Rumble! We saw something in the bush! Come quickly!” Bradley Rumble, principal at Leo Politi School near downtown Los Angeles was intrigued and followed the…

May 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Red-Legged Frog Named State Amphibian »

Photo by David Hacker, CDFW

Here’s to more Frogtowns in California, now that the state has declared an official state amphibian: the California red-legged frog,…

Jul 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

What About Bob (cats)? »

Bobcat, photo by Barry Rowan

Living in your backyard: birds, bees, squirrels, raccoons and…bobcats? Yes, these big cats (well, more medium –sized than their mountain…

Jul 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fishing Lure Hooks Both Mom and Chick »

PHOTO BY: IBR/Kelly Berry

The folks at the International Bird Rescue (IBR) have seen their share of tackle and fishing line injuries at their…

Jun 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Rare SoCal Flying Squirrel…Next Endangered Species? »

Photo by Darleen Ortlieb Frenchen

Like something out of a Red Bull commercial, this tiny flying squirrel can guide through the air between trees at…

Jun 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

It’s Rattlesnake Season; The Truth is Out There »

Southern Pacific rattlesnake; Photo: Ian Recchio

sssssSSSSS….Snakes.  Are you scared? Don’t be. Southern California is home to ten species of snakes, but there’s only one you…

May 13 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Video of the Week

Watch your step SoCal…the rattlers may have beaten you to the trail….