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04
Dec

The Beetles of Summer

Beetles may be California’s most exuberant expression of life. Over 7000 species have been discovered in California and many more await discovery. Beetles are fascinating to study because they have so many …

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03
Dec

Desert Amphibians

The deserts of Southern California are dusty and strewn with cacti, blisteringly hot in summer and utterly devoid of rainfall for months at a stretch. Who would think that amphibians would be …

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02
Dec

Shorebirds Along the Coast

There are few events in nature more exhilarating then standing on an ocean beach in the brisk winds of autumn as flocks of shorebirds mill about at the water’s edge. The wind …

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01
Dec

Sierra Alpine Wildflowers

Long after the summer grasses of California turn golden in the valleys and foothills, spring is in full bloom in the High Sierra. Here on the highest peaks above 10,000 feet, flowers …

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