Open House at California Wildlife Center on April 30

Open House at California Wildlife Center on April 30

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 […]

Your Backyard Can be a NatGeo Wldlife Show

Your Backyard Can be a NatGeo Wldlife Show

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 […]

Nesting Bald Eagles on Channel Islands

Nesting Bald Eagles on Channel Islands

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 […]

Free tour, free condors on April 30, May 4

Free tour, free condors on April 30, May 4

A match made in heaven: free tours to experience the landscape and maybe, just maybe, a glimpse of Califoria condors hanging out in their native ‘hood.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering free tours of the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Kern County, a key condor recovery location. Tours are April 30 and May 4 and start at 10 a.m.

California Desert Protection Act of 2011

California Desert Protection Act of 2011

We couldn’t have been more pleased when last year, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sought to protect about 1.6 million acres of desert lands which resulted in drafting of the California Desert Protection Act of 2011 — and we’re anxiously waiting for it to be the real deal soon.

Saving Sick Sea Lions

Saving Sick Sea Lions

There’s an abundance of news circulating about sea lions coming ashore to local beaches suffering from seizures brought about by domoic acid poisoning. It’s not a pretty sight when large sea lions flail about helplessly on the sand foaming at the mouth. Heartbreaking, to be sure.

Concrete and Asphalt ‘Cages’

Concrete and Asphalt ‘Cages’

Living in Southern California can be problematic with crowded conditions, urban sprawl and nightmarish traffic. These challenges present a double and triple whammy to urban wildlife that must navigate, circumvent and survive in a landscapethat wasn’t here 50 years ago.

Win a trip to Santa Cruz Island

Win a trip to Santa Cruz Island

The fine folks at the Nature Conservancy are offering an island adventure that’s close to home, but worlds away. Enter a chance for you and a guest to experience the beauty and grandeur of Santa Cruz Island, one of the five islands that make up the Channel Island National Park off the Ventura coast.