A fox seems to be strolling up to the hidden camera, perhaps spotting it, or perhaps just wandering by. The camera, placed by Susan Ferry, is deep within Henry W. Coe State Park, the largest state park in Northern California, … Read more
What’s keeping sea otters from expanding their population? Cat poop, perhaps.
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
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
An examination of Northern California illustrates the challenges of trying to predict the future for evolving species.
A tragicomedy of avian proportions
Where do turtles go in the winter and summer? —Alma, Sebastopol I am assuming you are referring to our only native freshwater turtle—the western pond turtle—which you might see basking in the sun and then quickly kerplunking right into the … Read more
Things to see and do in nature in Northern California this fall.