Wildlife biologists have embarked on an ambitious 10-year project to track mountain lions in the East Bay. Da Lin reports. Watch the report.
All films screened at the Fox Theater, 2001 H St; see accompanying box for ticket prices, other information. 9:05 a.m., "Right Now: Living with Mountain Lions" (music video): Designed as a wakeup call to spotlight public apathy towards mountain lions. Read full report.
The Mill Valley and Sausalito-based Felidae Conservation Fund, a nonprofit that spearheads research and outreach to improve wild cat ecosystems around the world, recently captured this video of a bobcat kitten in Marin. Read full report.
It was around 3 a.m. on Sept. 18 when strange noises roused residents of Audiffred Lane in Woodside, a small cul-de-sac off Miramontes Road a few blocks from Woodside Elementary. Read full report.
Scientists are learning more about the movements of local mountain lions to understand how we can better share our California habitats. Watch the video.
As someone who avidly follows California wildlife issues, a tweet grabbed my attention one morning last month. I immediately retweeted and started following the story, both with a sense of amazement over a wild cat in Surf City, and a sense of dread as urban encounters with mountain lions don’t usually have a happy ending. Read full report.
As of Tuesday, there was a proposal to change how Bay Area wildlife officials treat mountain lions after they wander out of the wild that would mean capturing the animals instead of killing them. Watch full report.
While it’s extremely unlikely to encounter a mountain lion, it can happen — like Thursday, when a big cat was trapped in Branciforte Creek in Santa Cruz.First, if you see a mountain lion, make sure it’s really a mountain lion. This story highlights the differences between mountain lions and bobcats, which are frequently incorrectly reported as mountain lions. Read full report.
The waning gibbous moon looked like a bright thumbprint stamped on the morning sky as I walked along a frosty stretch of trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, in the hills just north of Livermore. Veteran East Bay Regional Park District Naturalist Cat Taylor had agreed to help me learn to identify tracks and signs left by wildlife. We were going to look for the prints, scat, and other markings of creatures who generally keep out of sight — gray fox, bobcats, and wood rats, to name a few. Read full report.
Grasping a slender orange paintbrush, 10-year-old Ellie Novick of Kentfield swooped the brush in a semicircle to complete her painting of a sea snail in a mural depicting life under the sea created as part of Earth Day Marin on Sunday. "It's important to make sure the creatures under the sea can continue to live," said Ellie. She was one of an estimated 3,000 people who painted, sang, danced, wrote, listened and learned during the daylong event at Redwood High School in Larkspur. Read full report.
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