Saturday, December 3, 2016
bird on post

There are still plenty of summer birding activities to observe.
man reading

A summer vacation is a great time to relax in a hammock or beach chair with a good book. Here are some titles that should appeal to a variety of curious naturalists.
bird feeder

If you are among the many who struggle to learn bird songs, start with those species that actually identify themselves; they say their own names.
Black bear

When it comes to dealing with a bear, discretion seems the better part of stubbornness.
Closeup of a tick

Ticks are abundant this time of year, and should be taken seriously.
frog

Drive slowly on back roads at night to see a steady parade of frogs, toads and even Efts.
monarch butterfly

Though the lives of milkweeds and monarchs are ecologically intertwined, the relationship is far from exclusive.
Fireflies lighting up yard

Summer cookouts and campfires make great memories, so take time to enjoy the experience.
butterfly

Dr. Scott Shalaway recently attended the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History's annual Bug Fair. He also spotted a bear on his property and has made note of the return of cicada brood V.
bird on post

From the simple trills of chipping sparrows to more complex songs, birds provide music to the ears.
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