Bagging Tasmanian Devils: Can We Save a Misunderstood Creature?

Bagging Tasmanian Devils: Can We Save a Misunderstood Creature?

Tasmanian devils are bedeviled with a most hideous disease, and conservationists are having a devil of a time dealing with it. It would be funny, the devil jokes, if it wasn’t so sad.   read more

The World for a Desert Tortoise

The World for a Desert Tortoise

Suddenly, one fierce reptile charged out! She scampered all the way from the back of the burrow, legs swimming through dirt and pebbles. She ran at me as if she wanted to fight! All I could think of was Al Pacino, as Tony Montana in the movie “Scarface,” confronting me.   read more

A Long and Winding Road

A Long and Winding Road

But much of my appreciation of nature actually was instilled in me from my parents and our family camping and hiking trips.   read more

Mangrove Finch: Chick Transfers

Mangrove Finch: Chick Transfers

It was an exciting and hectic time as we prepared to transfer the oldest chicks while the younger chicks were still being fed every hour!   read more

Alala Chicks: Time to Move Out of Mom and Dad’s House!

Alala Chicks: Time to Move Out of Mom and Dad’s House!

Last year was momentous at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Hawaii. For the first time in over 20 years, alala (Hawaiian crows) successfully hatched and reared their own chicks in managed care, completely unassisted!   read more