Home Columns Nature's Corner

Nature's Corner

Nature’s Corner allows Moonshine Ink to profile something happening in the great outdoors, either a species of plant or animal or relevant event happening involving nature, or even a person working in nature

Puddle Jumpers

0

You can't miss the pale swallowtail, one of the bigger butterflies in Tahoe

Getting Ready for Winter

0

The beaver has long been thought to be non-native to the Sierra, but new evidence proves otherwise.

A Booming Sound of Spring: The Sooty Grouse

0

A note of caution: Being territorial, particularly during the breeding and nesting season, the sooty grouse female will aggressively chase any human in her path.

Raise. Rehabilitate. Release.

0
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in South Lake Tahoe is neither a zoo nor a sanctuary, but a rehabilitation site that takes in abandoned and injured animals and birds. After medical attention and care, LTWC releases wildlife back into the wild.

Wild for Wildflowers

0

Despite the drought, conditions were ripe for an amazing wildflower season.

Exploring the ‘Hitched’ World

0

To explore is to get to know that part which is wholly connected to us: the ground beneath our feet, the trees above our bodies, the water that flows into creeks, rivers, lakes, and oceans.

Mostly Just Passing Through

0

The sandhill crane was spotted in Truckee this fall as they migrated to California’s Central Valley for the winter.

Gone from Tahoe: The American Pika

0

“With high metabolic rates and thick fur, pikas are well-adapted to the cold temperatures at high elevations, but these same adaptations make them vulnerable to global warming” (Joseph Stewart, 2017 study on pikas in the Tahoe region).

One Small Beetle, One Large Disaster

0

What does Truckee/Tahoe's future with the ever-threatening bark beetle look like?

The Tridentatas

0

The tridentatas - sagebrush and bitterbrush - are synonomous with the West and provide the major groundcover for Tahoe.