One Small Beetle, One Large Disaster
What does Truckee/Tahoe's future with the ever-threatening bark beetle look like?
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.
The Secret Life of Indian Paintbrush
The Indian paintbrush holds a beautiful secret inside its famous red "feathers."
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.
The tridentatas - sagebrush and bitterbrush - are synonomous with the West and provide the major groundcover for Tahoe.
Getting to Know Alvin, Simon, and Theodore
Don’t Take Granite for Granted
Doe, a Deer, a Mule Deer
Can you spot the mule deer before it migrates east for the winter? Read on for clues.
Getting Ready for Winter
The beaver has long been thought to be non-native to the Sierra, but new evidence proves otherwise.
Which Tree Is Which?
The Jeffrey and ponderosa pine trees may look alike, but there are subtle differences.