How the heck do all those ants find you every time you sit down at a park for a nice picnic? The short answer is: sheer numbers and good communication. But there’s a lot more to know about ants than that…
What can you learn from a skull or other bone you might find along the trail? A few simple tips will help you figure out what those bones have to say.
Animals have to sleep too! But sometimes they do it a bit differently than we do.
On rainy days, wildlife watching outdoors is probably not at the top of your list, but there is one group of animals that reigns supreme during this season: amphibians. Salamanders, newts, frogs, and toads are now at their peak of … Read more
San Francisco Bay and its surrounding wetlands become a mallard mecca every winter. Mallards come by the thousands to spend the relatively balmy fall and winter months here while their breeding grounds are locked in snow and ice. And they’re … Read more
Things begin rumbling about now. Storm clouds pile up along the outer Coast Ranges, the winds shift and come out of the south, days get shorter, and the air gets colder. We all know what’s coming: the rainy season. Termites and spiders know it too, and they’re getting busy.
A discovery pack is a simple tool that can greatly enhance your study of nature. A well-stocked pack will fit in with any field trip, whether to the beach, desert, forest, city neighborhood, vacant lot, park, or even grandma’s house … Read more
It is often the smallest things that get overlooked, and life in the soil is probably the most neglected habitat of all. Tilling the soil or weeding the garden puts us in touch with a few members of the soil … Read more
They don’t live in colonies, they rarely sting, and—if you plant natives—you might find some in your own backyard.