Category: All Wildlife

Giant Sequoia

California is home to the largest tree on the planet – a giant sequoia named the General Sherman Tree. Learn about this massive tree species, its old age, and how it inspired the National Park Service logo.

House Finch

Cover photo: © Michael Janke, 2016, some rights reserved.

From its pet shop introduction to the east coast to its ties to the study of disease spread, the cheerful house finch has a great story under its bright exterior.

Common Murre

Cover photo: © Mick Thompson, 2016, some rights reserved.

Did you know that common murre eggs each have a distinct speckled pattern? This is thought to help parents recognize them in the midst of crowded breeding colonies. Learn this and more in our post about this fascinating seabird!

Western Snowy Plover

Cover photo: © Pacific Southwest Region USFWS, 2009, some rights reserved.

Learn about a small species of threatened shorebird that can be found on the beaches along California’s coast.