Fascinating Flickers

Learning how to identify common wildlife species can bring a greater appreciation for the diversity of wildlife surrounding us, and is one of our goals when we Read More…

Wildlife on the menu

Fish are vital to the food security of Southeast Asia’s Mekong Basin (see Fish on a rope, Fish-kabob) – however, food comes in many forms for the Read More…

Hidden arachnid

Recently, while out conducting snorkel surveys for trout (see Summer surveys) we stopped for a break between dives and noticed and an unusual D-shaped patch of earth Read More…

The table is set

For some California ground squirrels living near the ocean, there appears to be no shortage of succulent treats, as large mats of invasive iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis) cover Read More…

Strange sightings

Recently, some local visitors stopped by our Oakdale office to let us know they had seen a deer near Yosemite National Park that did not look like Read More…

Cat in the grass

Wildlife watching can be like playing a game of “I spy.” If you spend enough time outdoors in California and keep a sharp lookout, you might be Read More…

No bankers hours here

Fishery biologists often work odd hours, as is the case with this reservoir fish population assessment. Many fish species are more active during dawn and dusk periods, Read More…