Why Wildlife Matters: Director's Blog

Why Should We Protect Wildlife?

Dec. 30th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #36 In a previous blog, we talked about the value of biodiversity, a term we use as a giant bucket for all of the plants, animals, microbes, […]

Step, Stop, Stand, Scan, Stare, Stalk, Shoot!

Dec. 22nd, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #35 I lived and worked for several years in a research field station deep in northeastern Costa Rica’s rainforests. Surrounded by wildlife, it was easy to encounter […]

Without A Shadow Of A Doubt

Dec. 16th, 2020 | 1 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #34 “In honor of Shadow, our Great Gray Owl Ambassador, who inspired awe and excitement in everyone who met her over her 20+ years at Lindsay.” A […]

Lindsay’s Wild Connections

Nov. 23rd, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #33 It happens every single day of the year. A Lindsay animal keeper walks down the main steps of our exhibit hall with a hawk or an […]

A Season of Change

Nov. 19th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #32 On my morning walk to Lindsay, I enjoy seeing the subtle changes brought by the California seasons. The trees pushed their early buds in the spring, […]

The Art and Science of Blending In

Nov. 4th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #30 A wildlife photographer dons her fall-themed camouflage suit before venturing into a western forest. She wears a hat with a patterned net that covers her face […]

Becoming A Wildlife Steward

Oct. 29th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #29 A dear friend of mine lived with her young son in an apartment building in San Diego. They have spent as much time as possible in […]

We Live In A Biodiversity Hotspot

Oct. 22nd, 2020 | 2 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #28 Life on Earth, “the Blue Planet,” our unique, life-filled “third rock from the Sun,” is quite a special place in the known universe. Every year, astronomers […]

A Natural History Break From The Pandemic

Oct. 15th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #27 This week, we take a break from the heavy essays and the issues and enjoy a bit of natural history about some of our wild neighbors. […]