Getting Ready for Winter
The beaver has long been thought to be non-native to the Sierra, but new evidence proves otherwise.
Parents! Kids! Explore the Outdoors!
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) publishes a new children’s nature activity workbook for kids K-5th grade.
A Booming Sound of Spring: The Sooty Grouse
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.
Exploring the ‘Hitched’ World
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.
Johnny Chickadee Cache
It’s been said that the little acrobat Chickadee can cache up to one thousand seeds in one day with a potential range of 60,000 to 90,000 seeds in one fall season.
One Small Beetle, One Large Disaster
What does Truckee/Tahoe's future with the ever-threatening bark beetle look like?
Eyes to a Hidden World
By the end of the first day Eve had spotted 34 birds, 20 of which she had never seen before.
Jumping Jack Flash, It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas!
Snow fleas, also known as springtails, can eject themselves into the air up to six inches off the ground, equivalent of a human being jumping over the Eiffel Tower.
Look Down, But Not at Your Phone
Look down, sure, but not at your phone. Instead, drop your eyes to the ground, now covered with snow, squirrel prints leading from one tree to another, or bobcat prints chasing a snowshoe hare.
The Ants Go Marching One by One
It might seem harsh to describe diminutive insect like the ant as “savage” and “fierce,” until you learn that they are, or can be, brutally vicious creatures.