Category: Wildlife

Meadow Fire grows to 700 acres

ABC News is reporting that the week old Meadow Fire has grown to 700 acres. From a smaller 100-acre blaze, the fire has suddenly flared up, jumping to 300 acres yesterday and igniting an additional 400 acres overnight. From their website: A wildfire in Yosemite National Park grew to 700 acres Sunday, with about 100 …

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Yosemite – El Portal Fire expands to 2,100 acres

The El Portal fire started on the afternoon of Saturday, July 26th in the Old El Portal area of Yosemite National Park. As of 6:00am on Sunday, July 27th, the fire has grown to an estimated 2,100 acres with 5% containment. Multiple structures are threatened, one structure is reported as lost. The Old El Portal and Foresta communities, along with …

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Bald Eagles Expand Territories to Five of the Eight Channel Islands

From the National Park Service: Bald eagles continue to expand on the California Channel Islands with the discovery of a nesting pair on San Clemente Island for the first time in over 50 years. This discovery means that bald eagles have reestablished territories now on five of the eight Channel Islands following their disappearance from …

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Fish Gun: Salmon shooting coming to a dam near you

You’ll believe a salmon can fly… It sounds like something from a Monty Python skit or maybe even from a Sunday night Fox cartoon: launching salmon across a room.  It’s not.  It’s a business. From  Adventure Journal: Many Pacific Northwest dams, both large and small, lack fish ladders – effectively closing off hundreds of miles of …

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Today, I screamed like a little girl and boldly ran away from a tiny rattlesnake

I’m not too proud to admit it: snakes are scary.  Not spider scary, but scary nonetheless.  So, since summer is quickly approaching, here’s some timely tips from the USDA so you don’t end up looking like me … running away from a tiny little 1.5′ lightning-fast rattlesnake: Warmer weather lures humans to the outdoors about …

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