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08
Jun

World Ocean Day

Today, June 8th marks World Ocean Day! On December 5, 2008, the United Nations declared June 8, 2009 will be World Ocean Day to commemorate the first Earth Summit which was held …

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01
Jun

Ospreys: Did you know?

A hike in Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore sent one of my colleagues to Raptors of California by Hans Peeters and Pam Peeters to learn more about the Osprey. With their …

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10
Dec

California’s Owls

You don’t see them very often, but California has more kinds of owls than you might realize. Fifteen species in fact, give or take a few. This uncertainty makes a lot of …

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09
Dec

Startled by Butterflies

Butterflies are such a common sight that we can be excused for thinking we understand these beautiful insects. They fly around on big floppy wings, visit flowers, and their larvae are called …

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01
Dec

Sand

Michael Welland is a geologist who has worked around the world in the energy industry. He is a fellow of the Geological Societies of America and London and the Royal Society for …

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