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

Mostly Just Passing Through

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

Sierra’s Masked Bandit

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The raccoon is one of the most common forest creatures, but some of its traits are anything but.

Thoughts from an Untrained Naturalist

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A life-long education in the great outdoors has taught Eve Quesnel to savor the natural wonders that are all around us.

Let’s Go Birding!

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Tahoe Institute for Natural Science's Big Year, which enlists locals and visitors' help to chronicle every bird species in the Tahoe area, begins Jan. 1.

Raining Pine Needles

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Every two to three years, pine and fir trees shed their needles, an event known as a needle drop.

The Quintessential Mountain Bird

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The red-tailed hawk is the prototypical mountain bird.

The Tridentatas

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

Whoooo is the Pygmy-Owl?

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The pint-sized pygmy-owl is adorable, but be thankful you're not its prey.

One Fir, Two Fir, Red Fir, White Fir

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Learn to tell the difference between the white and red fir.

Camouflaged in Winter White

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The Tahoe area has four animals that turn white in winter - a jackrabbit, hare, weasel, and bird.