Voices for Biodiversity

Related Articles

Time to BioBlitz

by

I’m standing in the Hoh rainforest in Olympic National Park, a light drizzle starting to come down on this late day in May. I’m surrounded by people who are absolutely enthralled by the various mosses,…

Read more
- Oct 16, 2017
Bobcats in the Hood

by

As I open my garden gate on an uncharacteristically sultry Southwest summer afternoon, I hear a growl, a thump, and then scrabbling in the Russian olive tree above me. I round the corner and come face…

Read more
- Sep 23, 2017
Book Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

by

Many readers of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? written by renowned Dutch primatologist and ethologist Franz de Waal would be intrigued but perhaps not surprised to learn that chimpanzees…

Read more
- Sep 12, 2017
Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

by

Established in 1999, the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GB NERR) now stretches across 18,000 acres. In addition to the estuary’s salt marshes, the reserve also covers rare pine savannas,…

Read more
- Jun 01, 2017
Global Big Day 2017: Counting the World’s Birds

by

Birders had their binoculars and checklists ready on May 13 for the annual Global Big Day, and I was one of them. Armed with my eBird phone app, which allows me to record when and where I see specific…

Read more
- May 21, 2017
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

by

As part of an ongoing project, Erika Zambello is visiting all National Estuarine Research Reserves in the continental United States. Established by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),…

Read more
- Apr 25, 2017
Living the Science: Place-Based Education as a Model for Scientific Learning

by

“Dip your hand in the water!” I yelled over the crash of whitewater, and then a few seconds later, “Now try it again!”

Read more
- Apr 20, 2017
A Conservation Success Story: Reserva Monte Mojino

by

When Dr. Jennifer Calkins visited Reserva Monte Mojino (ReMM), the landscape captured her attention. “A cactus flower blooming next to a lush fig tree, a desert tortoise resting beneath an elegant trogon…

Read more
- Feb 22, 2017
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

by

Made up of over 6,000 acres along the coast of Alabama, the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research is one of 28 sites around the country that are “protected for long-term research, water-quality monitoring,…

Read more
- Jan 26, 2017
The Last Unicorn: William deBuy's Search for the Elusive Saola

by

The Last Unicorn taps into a primal human instinct — the search for pure and innocent beauty. This quest has captured our attention for hundreds of years, and is perhaps the reason unicorns are ubiquitous…

Read more
- Nov 29, 2016
Studying the Indirect Effects of Wildlife Loss at the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya

by

First thing on Monday morning, I get into the driver’s side of the Land Cruiser, grasping the “holy sh*t” handle to hoist myself up into the seat. My field team clambers into the back; the other front…

Read more
- Jul 16, 2016
Snowy Plovers and Citizen Science along the Florida Panhandle

by

For those who bird on the Emerald Coast, Snowy Plovers are a relatively common sight on Okaloosa Island – once you walk away from the more crowded beach access points. Less than seven inches long and lighter…

Read more
- Jul 08, 2016