Wildlife: Invertebrates, Reptiles, Amphibians

To some, species such as nudibranchs, sweat bees, tarantulas, and red-legged frogs are lumped into the great wide world of creepy-crawlies. But these underfoot and underwater animals can be surprisingly interesting, albeit sometimes obscure. The sense of wonder and curiosity that these species spark is a reminder of wildlife’s inherent value, no matter the size or number of legs.

Latest from Wildlife: Invertebrates, Reptiles, Amphibians

Fracking the land of the kit fox, and its fellow desert natives

August 21, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

What's in store for the desert species who've come to rely on an undeveloped landscape now threatened by a California oil boom?

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Biologists remove disease-spreading invasive frogs from Golden Gate Park

July 22, 2013 by Jackson Mauze

The "bubonic plague" of amphibian diseases is being carried by an invasive frog that's turned up in Golden Gate Park.

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In condor country comes a California oil boom

July 18, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

California could be on the verge of a major oil boom centered a stone's throw from the Bay Area. What does that mean for the landscape and the wildlife that call that place home?

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Walk Like a Newt

July 18, 2013 by Beth Slatkin

Lance Milbrand has spent more than 27 years as an independent filmmaker specializing in films about wild animals and marine ...

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How can you tell male vs female lizards?

July 07, 2013 by Michael Ellis

Q: Is there a way to tell the difference between male vs female lizards? How do they attract their mates? ...

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Happy 4th! Nature’s fireworks are on display

July 03, 2013 by Constance Taylor

As you scan the skies for pyrotechnic eye-candy, remember that nature makes its own quite impressive displays.

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Oakland’s bug guy wants you to like bugs too

June 19, 2013 by Constance Taylor

Eddie Dunbar has helped make Oakland a bit friendlier towards the Bay Area's creepy-crawlies.

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It’s rattlesnake season – beware!

May 22, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Summer is upon us, and the rattlers are out. Or rather, you are. Which makes you much more vulnerable to running into one.

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The Bay Area mothers around you

May 11, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Happy Mother's Day. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two from the mothers around you.

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Butterflies in bloom

May 09, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Have you ever seen a butterfly emerge from its pupa? Now's your chance.

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