With the help of a $10 million startup grant iNaturalist has separated from the California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic Society and become its own independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Here’s a look at how birds beat the heat along with some ways you can help. As SFBBO researcher Katie LaBarbera says, “these are birds trying to survive in the crevices in our world.”
Salt marsh harvest mice are hard to find, and their fates offer a glimpse at our own coastal society’s future. A reporter tags along on an epic rangewide survey of salties—the Bay Area’s own endemic mouse species.
When it comes to motherhood, it doesn’t get much more extreme than tarantula hawk wasp moms, known to duel tarantulas—and win.
“What if we were all leaders?” says Hernández, director of programs and partnerships at YES Nature to Neighborhoods, a Richmond-based nonprofit. “Because we all have it. It’s in us. It’s a matter of nurturing it, and polishing it, and putting it out in the world.”
The Dakota Access pipeline. Junípero Serra’s canonization. These issues lit a fuse, urging Alexii Sigona to action.
A little too hairy and a little too pinchy to classify as charismatic, scorpions strike fear in the hearts of many—through no fault of their own. A scorpion expert sets the record straight on these gentle loners.
“Peregrines are birds of the air,” says one expert. “Prairie falcons are falcons of the ground.” That makes them more sensitive to habitat loss throughout California, too.
There are now two more scorpion species to appreciate, thanks to the work of two young researchers. Their efforts could change the future for these salty-lake-bed, stinger-endowed specialists.