The 2007 Witch Fire was a devastating fire for people and wildlife, especially for the troubled cactus wren which has seen its habitat slowly squeezed down and out for decades now. It’s bad enough the songbird was struggling for survival pre-fire, but with the conflagration destroying much of the bird’s shrunken habitat, it’s a down-right […]
SoCal’s big wild cats are the subject of a state investigation that’s trying to discover just what the heck is going on at 270,000 acre Tejon Ranch. The California Department of Fish and Game is looking into claims by a former employee who alleges that he was fired because he complained about the company engaged […]
Green technology, that clean, eco-easy and eco-friendly savior to America’s dependency on fossil fuels, has just met its foe: the evasive and extremely endangered desert tortoise. In a script that smacks of complicated irony that only short story author O. Henry could compose, the events unfolding in the eastern Mojave Desert are creating a modern day […]
Whaddaya know about these water-loving hoppers? Take this week’s Wildlife Trivia quiz (5/6/2011) about the housing habits of the red-spotted toad.
We want more tweets. Please. The Department of the Interior and the USDA issued its annual State of the Birds 2011 report and humanity has some ‘splaining to do. The document assesses birds on public lands and waters where more than 300 species live. Sure, the government has made improvements on public lands – and […]
Orange County’s only butterfly house – that’s exclusively home to OC native flappers – is throwing open its doors on Saturday May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Don’t worry; there’s a second door to keep the butterflies contained!)
Is it a bird? A plane? Superman? You get to decide in this week’s wildlife trivia challenge: What is an orange-throated whiptail?
They use tools, they build objects and a whole bunch of them is called a “murder.” Considered among the world’s most intelligent animals, crows give us much to contemplate and celebrate. On May 18 at 7 p.m., Dr. John Marzluff will discuss this fascinating creature at a free public lecture “The Improbable Crow” at UCLA […]
Meet the caring people and the wild injured critters they serve when the California Wildlife Center hosts an open house on Saturday, April 30. Held from noon to 4 p.m., the twice-a-year event features behind-the-scenes tours, wildlife exhibits, children’s activities and – probably the biggest draw of the day – up-close encounters with rescued and […]
All living things eat to survive and some critters — like Steller sea lions — have developed a rather unique method to their culinary ingestion. What is it?
If late-night thunks and clunks outside make you wonder if truly your backyard is home to a mysterious family of wild animals that aren’t your children, then consider making a plea to National Geographic to be on their new television series. “Wild” is a new NatGeo show where teams of wildlife investigators – armed with […]
There’s a bunch of “firsts” for bald eagles taking place on the Channel Islands these days. Number one: an eagle pair has nested on Anacapa Island, located 13 miles from the coastline off Ventura. This hasn’t happened in 60 years. Then, there a set of triplets were born to a proud eagle parents on Catalina […]