“Four point six feet,” I say, pulling a stadia rod out of the water and back onto the inflatable kayak, “but I think it’s deeper over there.” I’m measuring the […]
Last week brought Junuary sunshine and warmth to northern California, and golden buds on golden willows in mountain meadows. Salix (the genus for nearly 400 willow species ) are a […]
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Some creatures are hard to find. It makes sense in a world full of things that try very hard to eat each other. Camouflage, cryptic behavior, stealth, and silence can […]
A sea of vibrant neon light against the otherwise dark backdrop of forest. Wolf lichen (Letharia vulpina) grows readily on the bark of mature red firs. Look, but don’t eat. […]
Ladybird. Ladybug. Lady beetle. Lady cow. Ladybird beetle. All names for one of the most easily recognized insects in the world. Or rather one of the most easily recognized entire […]
I’ve had several encounters with my favorite flying dinosaurs recently. Common ravens (Corvus corax) are found in the far northern latitudes around the globe. At first glance, you might think […]
Lizard in the afternoon sun. Not too sure about this whole model career.
Most birds will fly away when they notice a person. This curious Stellar’s jay, on the other hand, did the exact opposite. I first saw it from across a small […]
The smallest of royalty, surveying his realm. This Ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendulas) is barely showing it’s namesake crest.