The Return of the Western Monarch – combines science and art in an exhibition of documentary photographer Elizabeth Weber’s photographs of monarchs and the plants they need to survive. Monarchs are categorized as endangered species by the International Union for … Read more
Something Fishy Is Happening Inside the Ears of Delta Smelt
Abnormalities in the ear bones of hatchery-reared delta smelt could challenge efforts to save the
The Bald Eagles Have Landed in Alameda, and They’re Building a Nest
Longtime birder and Alameda local Rick Lewis found the nest, and he’s been discreetly visiting it almost daily since. No sign of eggs yet, but the birds seem good so far—preening each other, and adding sticks to their nest.
The Sea Otter That Stole a Surfboard in Santa Cruz Remains Free … For Now
She was born in captivity, it turns out. And she’ll only get to stay free and wild if she behaves—so humans should definitely not feed her, take selfies with her, or try to be her friend.
Two Young Researchers, Two New Scorpions
There are now two more scorpion species to appreciate, thanks to the work of two young researchers. Their efforts could change the future for these salty-lake-bed, stinger-endowed specialists.
The Reintroduction Odyssey of the Yurok Condors
It took decades of work to prepare for this spring’s Northern California condor restoration on Yurok Tribal land.
Solar Power or Open Space? North Livermore Project Reveals California’s Green Fault Lines
Looking at the North Livermore Valley, it’s easy to forget that three of California’s largest cities lie less than an hour’s drive away. In late winter and early spring, the rural valley’s open pastures, cradled by rolling hills and dotted … Read more
Santa Cruz cypress delisted as endangered species
Another success of the Endangered Species Act. The Santa Cruz cypress, a small evergreen, is doing well thanks to protections.
Critical habitat in SF to protect Franciscan manzanita
Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added the Franciscan manzanita to the federal endangered species list and proposed new critical habitat in San Francisco for this famous flowering shrub. The critical habitat designation, though only in draft form … Read more