Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Searching For Great Gray Owls & Ethical Wildlife Viewing

I made many failed attempts to find one of California’s most elusive owls - the Great Gray Owl. I hadn’t found any until this successful... READ MORE

Monday, August 23, 2021

Upgrading Environmental Literacy

New app empowers students to learn from the land When schools across the country went remote during the pandemic, concerns mounted... READ MORE

Friday, July 09, 2021

Urbane Digger Bee In The Act Of Pollination

Some wildlife photographers travel far and wide to stalk their subjects with a camera. Andrew Lincoln of Napa does, too, but he’s also developed... READ MORE

Monday, June 28, 2021

Worth Of Water: The Benefits

Nearly five years later, this story is more important than ever. Originally published in 2016, this was the third installment in a series... READ MORE

Monday, May 17, 2021

Northern Pygmy-Owl and California Vole

This photo was taken on the traditional territory of the Ohlone. Robin Agarwal’s passion for photography began in the 1990s, traveling... READ MORE

Monday, March 01, 2021

Tammy Kokjohn Photo Of The Year 2020 - In Her Own Words

I was born and raised in a small town, Ft. Madison, Iowa, right on the Mississippi River. From a very young age, being outdoors was just what... READ MORE

Monday, February 08, 2021

American Pika, Sierra Nevada Near Tioga Pass

These elusive animals, smaller relatives of rabbits, might be tiny (7-8 inches long) but they’re also tough, surviving on rock slopes, talus... READ MORE

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Bobcat, Montaña de Oro State Park, San Luis Obispo County

Henderson and his wife, Alice Cahill, are a competitive team of sorts when it comes to wildlife photography. “We enjoy supporting each other... READ MORE

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Falling For Fishing In The Eastern Sierra

I didn’t mean to fall in love with fishing. Sure, we dated on and off over the years. I did some casting along the North Atlantic as a... READ MORE

Friday, December 04, 2020

White-tailed Kite, Half Moon Bay

Whiting, who lives in the Sacramento area and works for a printing company business, spends much of his spare time camping, usually in dispersed... READ MORE

Monday, November 23, 2020

Curious California Newt

It’s a sure bet that not many Californians have ever seen a California newt (aka orange-bellied newt or taricha torosa). It’s a colorful,... READ MORE

Friday, November 13, 2020

Western Screech Owl, Menlo Park

Western screech owls are small (just 7-10 inches in length) and masters of disguise, with camouflage plumage that is hardly distinguishable... READ MORE

Monday, October 26, 2020

Harrier Hawks, Hayward Regional Shoreline

Northern harriers are a distinctive species of North American hawks that nest on the ground and often can be seen coursing at low altitude,... READ MORE

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Snowy Egret Dance

Snowy egrets are showy birds, especially during mating season, when the crest of plumage on their heads and necks stands straight up in startling... READ MORE

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

We can do this!

I always say, “Give me 90 seconds and I will show you the world.” But this is not my promise to you, on the contrary, it is my challenge.... READ MORE

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Falling In Love With Kayaking

I was living in the Central Valley, traveling to the coast on weekends to surf, camp, and hike. One day, a friend said she was going to rent... READ MORE

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Climbing Over Barriers, From Fear To Courage

I balance on a downed log laid over a muddy part of the trail, feeling the weight of my climbing gear on my back. We make our way down the trail,... READ MORE

Monday, August 17, 2020

Bringing People And Nature Together Was My Job

Each month the USFWS features a different employee working hard for the Service with the 'Co-Worker Connection.' This feature is about Ivette... READ MORE

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

All Roads Lead To Home

Nancy Fernandez, Park Ranger, USFWS, Sweetwater Marsh Unit San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex The sun rises and the early morning... READ MORE

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Build An Inclusive Outdoors With Latino Outdoors

Diversity is vital in nature. Biologically diverse ecosystems are healthy, robust, and resilient. Similarly, an outdoors that welcomes people... READ MORE

Sunday, September 26, 2021

A Bird Of Advice (pardon the pun)!

Audubon encourages every photographer and videographer to practice responsible bird photography and videography. Prior to submitting any Photograph... READ MORE

Friday, August 20, 2021

Mountain Lions In Los Angeles Moved Less With Fewer Humans In Parks

During the Covid-19 stay-at-home order, contrary to popular belief, a new study shows mountain lions used smaller areas and moved shorter distances... READ MORE

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The Orphan Bear

I've seen this bear several times along the road I drive for work. He/she appeared one day in late spring, alone and very small, my guess is... READ MORE

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Joint National Park Service & Caltrans Retrofit Project Helps Wildlife

Wildlife, large and small, are getting some help from their biologist friends at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and... READ MORE