Tag: conservation

Migrations: The Monarch Butterfly

Cover photo: © 2017, Mike Bessler, some rights reserved.

Did you know that there is a species of butterfly that migrates south in the winter? Meet the monarch, one of California’s most interesting butterflies.

Towering Trees: The Coast Redwood

Coast redwoods are the tallest trees on Earth – and they also only live in the Bay Area.

The Bay Area’s Fight for the Western Burrowing Owl

Cover photo: © Nathan Rupert, 2010, some rights reserved.

Learn about the burrowing owl’s current conservation status in the Bay Area and the current initiatives to protect them.

Daytime Owls: Western Burrowing Owls

Cover photo: © Julio Mulero, 2017, some rights reserved.

Did you know that not all owls are active at night? Meet the burrowing owl – a small, charismatic species of owl that is out during the day.

Nature’s Majesty: The 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.

Bay Area ‘Penguins’: Common Murres

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!