P-22 Day: Puma Party on Oct. 22, 2017

P-22 Day: Puma Party on Oct. 22, 2017

SoCal’s most celebrated mountain lion, P-22, will be even more celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 22 with a festival taking place in the big cat’s hood, Griffith Park. Will the big cat be watching from a far-off perch? One can only hope. P-22 Day is the culmination of a Urban Wildlife Week in Los Angeles and […]

Monitor Monarchs for Science

Monitor Monarchs for Science

Now is the time to show monarchs how much you love ’em. Sponsored by the Monarch Joint Venture, the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz (IMMB) invites community scientists to report observations during July 29 – August 5 to help scientists understand the range and population size of late summer breeding monarchs across North America. Blitz data […]

Bird LA Day is May 6, 2017

Bird LA Day is May 6, 2017

Time to get to know your feathered-neighbors, SoCal. After all, they have been flapping, flying, swooping and singing all around you as you drive the freeways, shop the malls and grab a Starbucks. Isn’t it time you slowed down for a bird meet-and-greet? More than 50 nature and bird-themed events will take place May 6, […]

City Nature Challenge April 14-18

City Nature Challenge April 14-18

It’s on Dallas/Fort Worth. Watch out Boston. You’re going down New York! City Nature Challenge 2017 pits 16 U.S. cities in a heated race to see which metropolitan area is tops when it comes to urban wildlife.  From now until Tuesday April 22, citizens can accumulate sightings of bugs, birds, lizards, mushrooms and more using […]

Sheep Spotters Needed for Bighorn Survey

Sheep Spotters Needed for Bighorn Survey

Lace up your hiking shoes for local bighorn sheep, SoCal. Three agencies are working together to survey the population in the San Gabriel Mountains and they are looking for volunteers to assist biologists in the annual bighorn sheep survey February 26-27 No survey experience is necessary but vols (ages 16 and older) are asked to attend a […]

What IS That Buzz?

What IS That Buzz?

Ordinary and otherworldly, California native bees have been on the job in SoCal long before those immigrant honeybees arrived and started hogging the apis spotlight. A workshop on Saturday, July 9 in Glendale hopes to shine a light on the work and wonders of the native bees offering not just facts and figures, but a […]

Flying Squirrels On Their Own

Flying Squirrels On Their Own

They will have to fly it alone. The San Bernardino flying squirrel does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act, announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently. The USFW conducted a status review for this small tree-dwelling mammal that lives in the forest canopies of the San Bernardino Mountains; they determined that the […]

Rare Seahorse Seen Near Long Beach

Rare Seahorse Seen Near Long Beach

First it was venomous yellow bellied sea snakes washing up on our Southern California coastlines, but now a more docile but equally rare critter was recently spotted by a diver off the waters below Alamitos Bay. The Long Beach Press Enterprise reports that diver Roger Hanson saw and subsequently captured an image of Pacific seahorse, […]

Get Your Photo Bird On

Get Your Photo Bird On

Capture your feathered friends for posterity when you discover secrets of nature photography from a pro. The Birding and Nature Photography Workshop is sponsored by the Annenberg Space for Photography and Friends of Ballona Wetlands;  this hands-on photography workshop takes place at the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve at 9am on January 31. Photographer Dave Collins and […]

More Tour Dates to See California Condors in the Wild

More Tour Dates to See California Condors in the Wild

Unlike seeing any other bird soaring above, the ultimate goose-pimple experience has to be witnessing California condors riding the thermals in the wild. Is it because they are big? Or because there are so few of them? Or just because they are awesome? Whatever the reason, if you want to watch them fly free and […]

Reps and Amphs on Sept. 20

Reps and Amphs on Sept. 20

  Wanting to slither and hop into your heart, reptiles and amphibians are often low-beasties on the wildlife totem pole. Is it because they are often small and good at hiding? Carapaces not cuddle-worthy? Not as showy compared to their mammalian or avarian counterparts? Be prepared to have those stereotypes bashed when you come face-to-face […]

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