Of Mountain Goats and Unicorns

On July 20 of this year, Camp Sherman resident Peter Eshrick was making his annual pilgrimage hike into the saddle above Canyon Creek Meadows with his daughter Katrina and her two kids Camila and Samuel (ages 12 and 10), when Camila suddenly shouted,"What's that over there on the mountain side?" "What, over where?"

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Natural World: Crab Spiders

Crabs may be living in your flowers...and they're good at mimicking bird droppings, too
It's that time of year, dear ones, for garden lovers to be on the lookout for the local crabs that hang out in your flowers. Well, not real "crabs," but crab spiders, who are masters at camouflage.

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Why Count Butterflies?

Pretty pollinators play a key role in ecosystems
Over the last couple of months, my wife, Sue—a long-time member of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) and student of the beauty and ecology of butterflies—has conducted several butterfly counts in the region. She counts them because their numbers are vital to knowing what's going on in our world, and she loves to teach kids about them.

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The Alligator Lizard: A Creature by Many Names

This alligator lizard shown at right was serious about living up to its name as it tried to eat Caleb's finger. They met while we were exploring the Lava Beds National Monument back in the 1980s when my wife Sue and our kids were pursuing and tagging Monarch butterflies on the northern part of the monument.

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Today Mon, Aug 29th

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