Monthly Archives: April 2012

Conservation: Doomsday or Ray of Sunshine?

The conservation movement is full of facts. Scary facts like the Earth is getting irreversibly warmer, causing the sea level to rise; humans are causing species extinctions 1,000 faster than the background rate; there’s a ball of plastic the size of Texas … Continue reading

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The Ugly Bug Ball!

This is my new favorite song!

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One man’s trash is another beetle’s treasure

I recently read a blog post by the Woodland Trust about how important dead wood, and leaving it in the forest, is for biodiversity. Think about walking through a forest and how many plants, mushrooms, and insects you can see … Continue reading

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Walk the line to biodiversity!

When habitat gets fragmented, or broken up, it can be difficult for species to get from one place to another- like coyotes attempting to get from one forest patch to another through a bunch of houses! In conservation, we often look … Continue reading

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We built it…and they came! The Ohlone tiger beetles, that is.

I got some good news this week- my paper on scraping the ground to create Ohlone tiger beetle habitat was published in the Journal of Insect Conservation! Click here to read the abstract and email me if you’d like to read … Continue reading

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