Friday, July 12, 2024

Yosemite NP Says This Behavior Has Become ‘too Familiar'

When tourists visit California’s Yosemite National Park, they expect to see stunning waterfalls and towering rock formations in the pristine... READ MORE

Thursday, June 06, 2024

Vernal Pools And Grasslands At Risk. How Becoming A Preservation Partner

Walking through the Jepson Prairie Ecosystem, listening to the Black-necked stilts and watching the carpets of yellow and purple wildflowers... READ MORE

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Revegetation Project In The Klamath River’s Reservoir Reach

The first phase of the monumental revegetation project in the Klamath River’s reservoir reach is off to a spectacular start. Hand seeded... READ MORE

Monday, May 06, 2024

Avoid Unintentional Poisoning Of Pets & Wildlife

The use of anticoagulant rodenticide poison to control rodents in your yard, neighborhood and community can result in exposing your pets and... READ MORE

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Birdwatching in Santa Maria Valley

The unique geography of Santa Maria Valley provides an optimal environment for birdwatching thanks to its proximity to both the Pacific Ocean... READ MORE

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Get To Know The California Poppy!

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2024 Figueroa wildflower season! California poppies (Eschscholzia californica): As we all know, the California... READ MORE

Friday, April 05, 2024

Wildlife Photographers Honored With Ann Ranlett Miniatures

An unexpected gift for 2023 photo contest winners, Michele Dodge and Randy Robbins, these one-of-a-kind Ann Ranlett miniatures. In this case,... READ MORE

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Exploring The Hidden Gems Of Birdwatching In Siskiyou County

No matter what kind of outdoor adventurer you are, Siskiyou County offers a totally unique experience in the heart of California’s real North.... READ MORE

Sunday, March 24, 2024

With The Sea Beside Me

I was working as a teacher, giving me summers off to explore. For many years, I wandered the West Coast hiking, kayaking, surfing and exploring... READ MORE

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Protecting the Sounds of Nature Guidelines

Natural sounds and natural quiet are critical components of the natural environment. Natural quiet is vital for wildlife survival so that they... READ MORE

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

On The Pallid Bat Becoming The State Bat

Most insect-eating bats either catch their prey in flight or pluck them from vegetation. They generally try to avoid ever touching the ground,... READ MORE

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Bidwell Park: Personal Reflections And Casual Conversations

Paul Belz, a Chico author and poet, recently published his book Bidwell Park: Personal Reflections and Casual Conversations About Chico’s... READ MORE

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Artistic View Of Great Blue Heron & Wild Irises

California Watchable Wildlife Viewing Site Photo Winner 2023 Selected by Out of this World Optics Every spring, we get little bursts of... READ MORE

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

We Tell Fish Stories Here

The other day I was looking at one of those mirrors that says, “Objects are Closer than They Appear.” I’m feeling like the message was... READ MORE

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Mareca Strepera Has A Great Day

Most of Mareca's friends called her Marcy. In Latin, Marcy means Mars, or, 'God of War'. Marcy prefers 'Mars' because her golden red feathers... READ MORE

Monday, January 08, 2024

90 Years of East Bay Regional Parks

Today, the East Bay Regional Park District features 73 parks and is the largest regional park district of its kind in the nation. The Park District... READ MORE

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

Mendocino National Forest Grows By 917 Acres

The Wilderness Land Trust recently transferred 917 acres adjacent to California’s Sanhedrin Wilderness to public ownership. In northern... READ MORE

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Pallid approved as the Official State Bat

Senate Bill 732, introduced by Senator Caroline Menjivar (D-San Fernando Valley), designates the Pallid as the official state bat of California.... READ MORE

Thursday, November 09, 2023

Wild Birds And Sustainability Are The Heart And Soul Of Randall Putz And

Nature has always been an important part of Randall Putz’s life, growing up in a nature loving family in Santa Barbara, California. “Thanks... READ MORE

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Pacific Flyway Center - The Future

This area, previously used for agriculture, will now provide important habitat to birds that migrate through here each year. Improvements will... READ MORE

Monday, September 18, 2023

Paulette Donnellon Takes Top Prize In Share The Experience 2022

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION CONGRATULATES 2022 PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS The National Park Foundation and partners announced the winners of the... READ MORE

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Partner Profile: Kathy Jefferson Bancroft’s Whispers Of Wisdom

Kathy Jefferson Bancroft, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, does not talk about her education much,... READ MORE

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

How Climate Change Affects Wild Birds (And What We Can Do)

The global temperature is rising, with nineteen of the 20 warmest years in the 20th century occurring in just the past 22 years. This phenomenon,... READ MORE

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Wildlife Photography Gallery Opens In Susanville

Randy Robbins has pursued his passion for photography for many years, and with the recent purchase of a historic building in uptown Susanville,... READ MORE

Tuesday, August 01, 2023

Buckeye Hot Springs Upgrades Help Answer The Call

John Muir famously said, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” So, he did, and hundreds of thousands of people follow that same call... READ MORE

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Exploring Butte County With California Watchable Wildlife

Throughout Butte County, a wide array of feathered friends, mammals, reptiles, insects, and fish are full-time residents, making it an ideal... READ MORE

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Bidwell Park: Memories, Magic, And Mortality

Chloe was one of several winners in the Vachini High School Writing/Photography Scholastic Awards 2023 competition sponsored by the Outdoor... READ MORE

Monday, May 08, 2023

Rain-fed Farms Face The New Normal: Reckoning With A Record Season

Even though the rain fell on a land suffering from drought, the wettest ten days of Ian Anderson’s life were mostly a wash. After the atmospheric... READ MORE

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Deadly Mange Is Linked To Rodenticide

Please, everyone, stop using rat or rodent poisons. You are killing wildlife, too! This past week has been an emotional one for me. Tuesday... READ MORE

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Shravan Sundaram Photo Of The Year 2022 - In His Own Words

From the young age of six to seven years old, I've been captivated by birding, wildlife watching, and ecology. The defining moment that sparked... READ MORE

Monday, October 04, 2021

Defining Ethical Wildlife Photography & Viewing

Quietly sitting alongside the trail, tall grasses covering my presence, small kits begin to emerge from the den. They can’t see me, I am a... READ MORE