Many people generally think of sea stars as slow, almost immobile animals, living in tidepools or in along the shoreline, feeding slowly on clams and mussels. So here’s something you might not know: sea stars can capture and devour small … Read more
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Opossums are having a bit of a moment thanks to the internet. America’s only marsupial – the Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana — is what many consider unlovely. Gray fur and a bare, prehensile tail make it look rather rat-like. Beady … Read more
An ecological history of a massive ranch for sale in the Bay Area.
Like me, you may have seen recent headlines sounding the alarm that birds are vanishing from North America. From the abstract of the September 2019 report in the journal Science, an “integration of range-wide population trajectories and size estimates indicates a net loss … Read more
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. When a major new study on North American bird populations appeared in the journal Science last week, it included all the trappings of a typical scientific paper, along with … Read more
The drought killed a lot of trees. But not all of them.
An examination of Northern California illustrates the challenges of trying to predict the future for evolving species.
What are some the biological consequences of climate change in Northern California?
A tragicomedy of avian proportions
The mining bee family Andrenidae is tough to get to know. They are, for all this, among our most common wild bees.