Why Wildlife Matters: Director's Blog

Pets And Wildlife

Oct. 8th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #26 I have had pets most of my life. I grew up with rescued kittens and considered my dog, Pucho, my best friend until someone stole him. […]

On The Value Of Biodiversity

Sep. 30th, 2020 | 6 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #25  In a rainforest on the island of Madagascar, southeast of the African continent grows a little plant with dark green leaves and pink flowers called the […]

Climate Change, Fires, Wildlife

Sep. 17th, 2020 | 4 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #23 The last few weeks have been weird and scary. The flurry of wildfires affecting the West Coast states (California, Oregon, and Washington) continues to bring tragic […]

You Belong At Lindsay

Sep. 10th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #22   “Feeling rooted in the earth is soothing to the body, and it is our connection to the earth that gives us our most basic sense […]

You Belong At Lindsay

Sep. 3rd, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #21 “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength.” Maya Angelou Exploring the diversity […]

Fires, Heat, Wildlife, and You

Aug. 27th, 2020 | 3 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #20 A Lindsay volunteer sits in the wildlife hospital’s outdoor intake area two days a week, under the meager shade of a pop up tent, using a […]

On Learning and Unlearning

Aug. 19th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #19 Twenty-two years ago, I published a scientific paper with my mentor and colleague, Bill Coffman, on the patterns of species richness of insects in a broad […]

Beware of the 168-Hour COVID-19 Work Week

Aug. 13th, 2020 | 2 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #18 It is 4 a.m. I woke up thinking that I forgot to complete a place-holder section on my most recent report to the board of directors. […]

What is the Lindsay Wildlife Experience?

Aug. 6th, 2020 | 4 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #17 The first time I walked inside Lindsay’s exhibit hall and saw the raptors sitting quietly in their mews, I thought they were taxidermy specimens…until they moved. […]