Some of the most conspicuous animals in Northern California tidepools don’t look like animals at all. They resemble flowers more than any animal you’re probably familiar with.
I think I saw a worm swimming in the Bay, what is it? It was mid August in 2015 when I first held one, its long thread like body rolling and pulsing in my hand. Tickled by the anticipation of … Read more
Skunks almost always spray out of sight of humans. A hidden trail camera in Jasper Ridge shows what it looks like.
If the snake you encounter looks perturbed, don’t count solely on head shape when you ID it.
Perhaps it’s their contradictions that makes seeking Ridgway’s rails so exciting.
A tale of two walking sticks
Text and research by the California Center for Natural History Molt Along with looking to the sky for red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) this summer, check the ground. You might find feathers as the raptors molt. Red-tails aren’t migrating or nesting in … Read more
Introducing a new way to be a birder
S.I. insularis lives only on an island in the middle of the Bay.