In a Torpid State of Mind
Raise. Rehabilitate. Release.
The Cunning Coyote
Getting to Know Alvin, Simon, and Theodore
The Bluebird Landladies
Gone from Tahoe: The American Pika
“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).
Does extreme cone caching indicate a big winter? Probably not. Overzealous caching more likely reveals a squirrel’s resourcefulness in capitalizing on a big cone crop year.
Stir fry, add to a pizza or concoct a sweet jam with some delectable edible plants found right here in the Sierra. They’re out of this world — or more like “out of the wild!”
Ground Control to Major Tardigrade
Water bears are so sturdy that they probably won’t succumb to nuclear war, global warming, or any astronomical events that wreak havoc on Earth’s atmosphere.