“When a whale washes up it’s kind of like being a doctor on call,” says Moe Flannery, senior collections manager at the California Academy of Sciences. Flannery’s day job means caring for more than 140,000 bird and mammal specimens at … Read more
Kaitlyn Kraybill-Voth is a freelance writer and illustrator who lives in San Francisco.
April 30, 2020 •
The Surprising Story of the Color in a Butterfly’s Wing
March 25, 2019 •
How does a butterfly get its green? It’s not pigment.
“Plain” Cabbage White Butterflies are Anything but Ordinary
June 27, 2018 •
A commonplace butterfly with an interesting history in the United States becomes the subject of a citizen science initiative to study climate change.
Why Fires Make Mudflows Worse
March 30, 2018 •
The damage from California’s record-setting 2017 fires didn’t stop when the flames were finally extinguished.
A Pretty Pink Nudibranch Moves North, and It’s a ‘Canary in the Tidepool’ for Climate Change
May 10, 2015 •
At low tide on the North Coast right now, the tidepools teem with Hopkins’ rose nudibranchs. “This is not normal business as usual,” says scientist Terry Gosliner.
‘Slow Coast’ May Get a National Monument
February 16, 2015 •
Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument has a certain ring to it.