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  • ... chicks. I haven't seen them since. The parents have been back , or at least I'm pretty sure they have. Each morning I have a routine. I ... about the size of chickpeas. They were hatched into a desert full of hungry mouths. By the time they'd hatched, in fact, they'd ...
  • ... There are plenty of places right here in the California Desert where you can get your bird on without hopping on a plane. Here are ... Riverside County may be a bit of an ecological boondoggle when it comes to sensible water use, but it's a great place to see birds as ...
  • ... raven in its natural environment: a desert parking lot | Photo: Chris Clarke  The laser rifle is heavier than ... Shields and Demartini have been working for a week. When they started, late-afternoon counts showed more than 100 ravens actually ... nearby desert for baby tortoises and brought them back to eat at home like so many take-out burritos. In 1989, Kristin Berry ...
  • News from the ominous Red List for at-risk and near-extinct animals ... news closer to home: a species native to the California Desert has been added to the "Red List." The species, the Amargosa ... extinct. We don't tend to get too upset, as a society, when individual populations of species wink out of existence. But each local ...
  • Researchers studying the deadly outbreak of distemper in desert kit foxes that started in 2011 report that they couldn't find any sick ... foxes trapped and sampled had distemper, a welcome bit of news for fans of the housecat-sized desert predator. A few of the foxes ...
  • ... Ivanpah solar project, and tortoises continue to turn up missing . [scald=50895:kl_image_original_context {"additionalClasses":""}] Desert tortoises are slowly going missing from the Ivanpah solar ... project ran into a tortoise speedbump in 2011, when project workers started finding hundreds more of the Threatened reptile ...
  • ... that flashbulb had popped, and nothing illuminates this back story better than the pine plantation ... in, that he please, please save her house. The LA Daily News recounted his creative heroics: He held a fire at bay on one roof with ... plantation was difficult to discern; decaying trunks lay hidden beneath impenetrable growth of scrub oak. One such prickly copse ...
  • ... the trunk. Otherwise, you're talking about a half-hour to forty -five minutes worth of digging. And who knows who's gonna come along in ... {"additionalClasses":""}]CNN news coverage of murder crime scene investigation at Quarry Road site in ... above her left breast and an "M" with a star on her lower back . No other body parts were recovered. Her murder has since been connected ...
  • ... I go out to investigate. We have a covered porch out back that's open at one end, and those two baby quail, now about half ... I think, and turn to go back inside. That's when the scrub jay shows up. Scrub jays, like many of their relatives in the ...
  • ... it'll raise a question: why not bring the Mexican wolf back to the Mojave Desert ? Configure block ... is the salvation of the world. Perhaps this is the hidden meaning in the howl of the wolf, long known among mountains, but ...

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