Webcams – Not Just for Nannies

Webcams – Not Just for Nannies

After being named “Bird of the Year” by the Audubon Society, the Barn Owl (Tyto alba) continues its high flight in the spotlight with a view from the nest, courtesy of Audubon Starr Ranch webcam in Orange County. That’s right. Real time nature at your fingertips!

Send Us Your Wildlife Snapshots!

Send Us Your Wildlife Snapshots!

We’re looking for SoCalWild readers to share what they’ve seen!  If you’ve snagged a great picture and would like to submit it for consideration and posting, please send it our way.  They can be fun, professional, unusual, inspirational…if you like it, chances are we will too. Several quick requirements: You must of taken the photo […]

Where Do You Find Wildlife?

Where Do You Find Wildlife?

We’re looking for SoCalWild readers to share what they’ve seen!  If you’ve snagged a great picture and would like to submit it for consideration and posting, please send it our way.  They can be fun, professional, unusual, inspirational…if you like it, chances are we will too. Several quick requirements: You must of taken the photo […]

Share Your Backyard Critters!

Share Your Backyard Critters!

We’re looking for SoCalWild readers to share what they’ve seen!  If you’ve snagged a great picture and would like to submit it for consideration and posting, please send it our way.  They can be fun, professional, unusual, inspirational…if you like it, chances are we will too. Several quick requirements: You must of taken the photo […]

Taken a Great Wildlife Photoin SoCal?

Taken a Great Wildlife Photoin SoCal?

  We’re looking for SoCalWild readers to share what they’ve seen!  If you’ve snagged a great picture and would like to submit it for consideration and posting, please send it our way. Several quick requirements: You must of taken the photo that you submit (i.e. it’s your picture) You give SoCalWild rights to republish the […]

Great White Shark Census: Few Call California coast home

Great White Shark Census: Few Call California coast home

They may be great and white, but the numbers of the great white shark who dwell off the central California coast are far fewer than biologists had thought. Research led by UC Davis and Stanford University put the number at about 219. The study, published this week in the journal Biology Letters, is the first […]

Numbers up for California condors

Numbers up for California condors

At one point, a mere 25 years ago, you could have easily written off the California condor: the population was extinct in the wild and only 27 birds were living in captivity at the San Diego Zoo. Pretty much a done bye-bye deal for North America’s largest flying bird, right?

The Falcon Man of LaJolla

The Falcon Man of LaJolla

We like it when semi-retired folk often do strange things that they wouldn’t have dreamed of earlier in their lives – and we don’t mean changing their dinner time to 5 p.m.

La Jolla’s Will Sooter is a fine example of someone who discovered how fate, nature and a morning jog can transform a life.

Field work fun in the Santa Monica Mountains

Field work fun in the Santa Monica Mountains

Proving that it’s not just for kids, the second annual Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival promises a bevy of outdoorsy-activities that will entice the stubbornest coach potatoes to get up to enjoy the wide open spaces. Watch owls fly at night. Identify a wildflower. Learn how to track mountain lions and bobcats. Listen to stories […]

Making a Comeback: The Channel Island Fox

Making a Comeback: The Channel Island Fox

Smaller than a house cat, the Santa Cruz Island fox is king of the roost on his very own island; not every critter can lay claim to such a captive empire. And these little beasts are flourishing back on their native soil, years after their numbers precariously dwindled.