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

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.

Puddle Jumpers


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

A Fish in Winter


What do fish do in winter? They slow down and wait for spring. Some even hide.

The Lone Albino


Tahoe City resident Wolf Schaefer spotted a rare albino fir tree on the North Shore, and an albino redwood has been discovered in Cotati.

Raise. Rehabilitate. Release.

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.