The mourning cloak butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, is one of the most widely distributed butterflies in the world, ranging across most of the northern hemisphere. In some places like the British Isles it’s quite rare and to find one would make … Read more
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Kayakers and boaters approaching too closely could be leading some sea otters to starve, scientists say.
Is bad news good news for the Bay and Delta’s diminishing flows?
Since its inception in 2009, Outdoor Afro has been a leader in inclusive outdoor engagement. In the last 11 years, a lot has changed.
The focus on nature right now might seem counterintuitive. On the contrary, being outside is recognized as an essential activity.
“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
The City Nature Challenge has gone hyperlocal and non-competitive. That doesn’t mean giving up our goals.
The global species-finding competition returns on April 24, minus the competition.
Editor’s note: Since the writing of this article, visitation restrictions have been placed on state and national parks due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and efforts to mitigate its spread. There is currently a shelter-in-place order in effect for California. For … Read more
Conservation groups say the environmental assessment avoids considering environmental justice or marine life