Last spring, after morning drop off at school, I was given a baby squirrel by a fellow mom whose husband found the tiny critter at a construction site. Huddled in a blanket inside a shoe box, the 3-inch long creature was hairless and helpless.
Often confused with immature red-tailed hawks, Swainson’s hawks are, on the surface, typical looking run-of-the-mill hawks. But don’t let looks fool you. These are top flappers in Birdland. As the world’s long-distance migratory raptors, Swainson’s hawks rack up more than 12,400 miles round trip each year traveling from North to South America. This week, folks […]
After weeks of being holed up inside, we Southlanders are now venturing out into the warmth of spring and think of getting the tomatoes in the ground, restocking the bird feeder and seeing how our existing plants have fared through the days of rain and cold. Our kids, on the other hand, go outside and try to figure out why their soaked volleyball won’t bounce.
You’ve reached SoCal Wild, a new site which will tell stories of how urban human life coexists with the wild things that inhabit the skies, oceans, forests, deserts and yes, even our backyards here in the Greater Los Angeles area. We’ll learn of wildlife making news as well as the people who study, save, rescue and […]
Curl up with your inner cuttlefish with Wendy Williams latest endeavor, which pays homage to the critters of the deep once thought monstrous and demonic, and now presented as charming and kindly brainiacs of the sea. Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid seeks to balance out all the bad press squid, […]
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