Journal archives for April 2017

April 03, 2017

Rattlesnake season is early.

"This is going to be a huge year for rattlesnakes with the amount of rain that we got,” said Fraser.

http://www.abc10.com/mb/news/local/rattlesnake-season-is-early/426742012

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Joshua Tree tortoise deaths may be linked to wildflower bloom watching craze.

Joshua Tree National Park officials this week issued a somber plea for visitors to do a better job watching out for wildlife after vehicles ran over and killed at least three desert tortoises within seven days.

http://m.pe.com/articles/one-828596-blooms-wildflower.html

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April 10, 2017

Filmmakers shoot rescue of sea turtle caught in line.

A pair of filmmakers shooting wildlife off the coast of Southern California rescued a loggerhead sea turtle that had its four flippers and neck wrapped in the line of a deflated helium balloon.

http://www.thelog.com/local/filmmakers-shoot-rescue-of-sea-turtle-caught-in-line/

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April 14, 2017

National Park Week means four free entry days in April.

The deal and dates: Not all parks charge entry fees, but those that do will be free Saturday and Sunday (Easter), and April 22 and 23. You have more than 400 national parks, monuments, recreation areas and historic sites to choose from too.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-deal-national-parks-west-free-days-20170331-story.html

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April 19, 2017

Marines move imperiled desert tortoises out of harm’s way.

Biologists work with the USMC, BLM, the California and US Fish & Wildlife Services to relocate about 1,100 to 1,500 Desert Tortoises from the Bessemer Mine area of Johnson Valley in Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

http://www.pe.com/2017/04/13/marines-move-imperiled-desert-tortoises-out-of-harms-way/

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April 20, 2017

Rattlesnake season begins with a vengeance in Southern California.

This winter’s rains have led to a lot of vegetation growth, which attracts rattlesnake prey such as mice and other rodents, according to Barbara Norton, OC Parks operations manager.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-rattlesnakes-20170419-story.html

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April 22, 2017

THIS MARCH FOR SCIENCE IS GOING TO BE YUGE.

Most scientists are perfectly content to tinker away in their labs, quietly conduct research and make great discoveries through rigorously designed and controlled experiments. But ever since the 45th president of the United States took office, the scientific and medical communities have become increasingly concerned. And angry.

That’s why so many people in the field (and members of the general public who value supporting science), will take part in mass demonstrations on Saturday, April 22, which also happens to be Earth Day.

http://www.newsweek.com/march-science-washington-dc-588055

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April 23, 2017

Incredible photos show a lizard sacrificing its tail to wriggle free from the clutches of an egret's beak.

Amateur wildlife photographer Salah Baazizi captured the shocking sequence of an Egret snacking on a lizard at the Bolsa Chica Wildlife Conservancy in Southern California as he watched from around ten metres away.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4405784/Lizard-escaping-egret-Bolsa-Chica-wildlife-park.html

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April 25, 2017

How to avoid being bitten by a rattlesnake.

Just like humans, rattlesnakes enjoy the warm weather.

As we're spending more time outdoors in coming weeks, be aware, experts say.

http://www.sbsun.com/environment-and-nature/20170421/how-to-avoid-being-bitten-by-a-rattlesnake

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