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 […]
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.
Don’t be flighty! See if you can guess the answer to this week’s wildlife trivia quiz about one of SoCal’s endangered shore birds.
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.
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.
Test your knowledge of this plunky reptile that adores sandy, wind-swept vistas and a good sturdy rock for basking, basking, basking.
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.
Slippery and swifth, salamanders are at home on water and land. Test your knowledge of this active amphibian that boldly goes where no salamander has gone before!
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.