Source: American Bird Conservancy

The Terrible Threat of House Cats


The American Bird Conservancy is an international leader is the efforts to save the world’s bird populations, especially birds of the Western Hemisphere. Across the Western Hemisphere, 12 percent of the New World’s 4,230 bird species are declining in population and headed for extinction in our lifetimes without immediate conservation action.The Conservancy has published its…

Hey, I caught a slug!

Slugger


This past summer, WC was in the Pahshimeroi Valley in eastern Idaho, a guest at a ranch there. On a foggy, grey morning, a very young Western Wood Pewee appeared on the patio. Pewees are insectivores, but this youngster was willing to experiment. These photos were taken in very low light, through a double-pane glass…

Machete Ridge, one of the Pinnacles in Pinnacles National Park, California

Yes, Mountains Do Move


Old jokes about Muhammad and the mountain aside, mountains do move. WC was quite recently a visitor to a mountain that has moved some 190 miles. True, the mountain has taken some 22-23 million years to move that far. It’s also true that only about two-thirds of the mountain made the trip; the other third,…