Plover Hide and Seek

Plover Hide and Seek

Well it’s finally here, SUMMER! As a born-and-raised San Diegan, I know that one thing is for certain this time of year: the beaches become a popular place to visit[…..]

Frogs for the Future

Frogs for the Future

Frog nanny is not an official job title, but it’s been my reality this year. I’m the “nanny” for some 1,176 healthy Mountain yellow-legged frog (MYLF) tadpoles. This iconic California[…..]

Condor Chick: Getting Big!

Condor Chick: Getting Big!

Antiki, our California condor chick featured on this year’s San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Condor Cam, is now over 100 days old and starting to get her “big bird” feathers![…..]

No Ligers Here

No Ligers Here

“What are you drawing?” “A liger.” “What’s a liger?” “It’s pretty much my favorite animal. It’s like a lion and a tiger mixed…bred for its skills in magic.”              Napoleon Dynamite[…..]

Breeding Strategies: Secretive Plovers & Gregarious Terns

Breeding Strategies: Secretive Plovers & Gregarious Terns

Both least terns and snowy plovers are ground-nesting birds that nest on barren to sparsely vegetated beaches, but they employ quite different breeding strategies. Over the past couple of months,[…..]