Braving electrical storms, wildfires, and heavy snow, two Mexican biologists have traded cell service and city life for the noble task of recovering North America's largest birds from near extinction. President and CEO Judy Gradwohl joined them—and the condors—among the peaks last year. Read about her experience here.
Spotting animals in the wild is hard, but researchers from The Nat have a few easy tricks up their sleeves. Here are three things you can do to spot wildlife when it's most active—at night.
Join us on a recent expedition to the Sierra Juárez of Northern Baja California, where we searched for rare plants and found hope for the future.
Wildflower season is here! There are lots of trails where you can see wildflowers in San Diego County (especially after a wet winter), but our Canyoneers have picked some lesser-known hikes where you can spot those beautiful blooms.
After poring over our botany collection, a visiting expert names several species new to science.
The San Luis Rey River Valley is home to the first fossil evidence of modern capybara ancestors in North America
When life gives you a whale head, you bury it, then give it a bath, and let the research begin.
Natural history collections do much more than document our biological diversity. They are also key to unlocking future discoveries and contributing to major advances in the fields of medicine, human health, and even agriculture.
For homeowners, being fire safe usually means pruning trees and bushes around dwellings. But this brings with it the potential to disturb bird nests during the height of breeding season. Learn how to remain fire safe while minimizing the impact on our feathered friends.