Journal archives for October 2016

October 03, 2016

Outdoor Report: Sierra Club poised to sue over lack of desert bighorn protection.

Apparently no one cares that over 40 years of labor intensive and expensive management to recover this species from its low of just over 200 animals to today’s modern high of 950-plus is in jeopardy.

http://www.hesperiastar.com/sports/20161002/outdoor-report-sierra-club-poised-to-sue-over-lack-of-desert-bighorn-protection

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October 11, 2016

Hiker hospitalized after bear that 'came out of nowhere' attacks near Sierra Madre.

A hiker was hospitalized Monday after he encountered two bears and one of the animals attacked him in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains near Sierra Madre, authorities said.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-bear-attack-sierra-madre-hiker-20161010-snap-story.html

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P-22 Day During Urban Wildlife Week in Griffith Park.

On Sat., Oct. 22 Urban Wildlife Week will culminate in Griffith Park with a celebration of Los Angeles’ celebrity mountain lion, P-22, who currently resides in the Park.

http://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/superplanner/81-front-page-events/11933-p-22-day-during-urban-wildlife-week-in-griffith-park

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October 17, 2016

San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge Brush Rabbits Attract Experts From Across the Globe.

More than 70 lagomorph scientists from 23 countries recently converged on the town of Turlock, in the middle of California’s Great Central Valley, for the 5th World Lagomorph Conference at the campus of California State University, Stanislaus.

https://www.fws.gov/cno/newsroom/highlights/2016/Lagomorphs/

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October 21, 2016

Can following a famous cougar's journey help save urban wildlife?

This week, the most prominent local mammal wearing a radio tracking collar isn't P-22, Southern California's most famous mountain lion, it's Beth Pratt-Bergstrom.

http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/10/20/65685/can-following-a-famous-cougar-s-journey-help-save/

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October 25, 2016

Props 65 and 67: Clearing Up the Confusion.

Joshua Hanthorn, program associate with Defenders of Wildlife in California noted that plastic debris is responsible for the deaths of nearly 100,000 marine mammals each year, as well as birds and fish.

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-25/endangered-species-and-wildlife/props-65-and-67-clearing-up-the-confusion/a54639-1

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October 26, 2016

Empowering the Next Generation of Citizen Scientists.

Today’s youth are passionate about making an impact and positively changing their world and technological tools can allow students of any age to do just that. As an educator, my job is to find resources, develop learning experiences and provide opportunities that allow my students to identify a problem and become part of the solution.

https://ww2.kqed.org/learning/2016/10/25/empowering-the-next-generation-of-citizen-scientists/

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October 29, 2016

Finding California's Worst Highways For Wildlife.

But the second most frequent cause of death for mountain lions in Los Angeles is cars. And that's not just true for mountain lions. Just about every species, both native and introduced, that calls California home turns up as roadkill from time to time.

https://www.kcet.org/redefine/finding-californias-worst-highways-for-wildlife

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October 31, 2016

Misunderstood Creatures of the Night Offer Valuable Pest Control Service.

California has 25 species of bats that eat tons of insects each night in Sacramento County alone. Some bats are migratory and just pass through California to warmer climates in winter. Others stick around all year and hibernate in old barns, under bridges, and in caves and mines.

http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/8123-misunderstood-creatures-of-the-night-offer-valuable-pest-control-service

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Caught 'napping': First direct evidence of migratory hoary bats hibernating.

Perched among the branches and needles of California's redwood forests are nestled wayfaring hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus). A migratory species capable of traveling hundreds of miles, hoary bats may wander throughout western North America before settling into California's north coast . . . to sleep.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161025220312.htm

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