A belly as colorful as a California poppy!

Right now, the California newts are out and can be found in the cool damp forest floor or near small ...
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Surprises at your feet!

The winter rains provide an excellent opportunity to look for signs of mushrooms. 350 different fungi have been identified at ...
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The guided walks are back!

The rain has stopped so come out and see some elephant seal activity! Año Nuevo State Park is one of ...
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Update!

I did a post several weeks back on a praying mantis I discovered at The Cottage. I’m excited to report ...
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Web of life

Weather forecast for today: A web of life we barely see if it was not wet with drops strung like ...
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Greetings from Loma Mar!

We now have a praying mantis! Long and slender, quick yet graceful, they stand on top of the insect world ...
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The organized hoarders of Loma Mar

Acorn Woodpeckers are my favorite bird. They have clown-like faces and red caps on their heads. They store thousands of ...
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No cheery song here!

American Robins are common sights across North America. The bird is popular for their warm orange breast, cheery song, and ...
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An Extraordinary Wilderness Experience

Every year up to 10,000 elephant seals return to breed, give birth, and molt their skin among the scenic dunes ...
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Luck be a lady (Bug) tonight….

When winter arrives, so do the ladybugs. They come in through small cracks around the windows and doorways in older ...
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