wildlife

  • A haven for endangered bats in Indiana

    By Kirsten Ferguson April 14, 2022

    Bats are invaluable to North American ecosystems for their role in eating insects and saving plants and trees from damage and disease. But white-nose syndrome, the fast-moving fungal disease, has decimated North American bats in recent years. And habitat destruction is another threat, including from wind farms, which can wipe out bat habitat during construction and then contribute to bat losses while operating.

  • Los Angeles a good neighbor to wildlife

    By Kirsten Ferguson December 15, 2021

    The second largest city in the nation is now certified wildlife habitat. The designation, made official this year by the National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program, recognizes Los Angeles as the largest city in the United States to be a wildlife-friendly city.

  • What's scary? A world without bats

    By Andrew Bowman October 26, 2020

    In honor of International Bat Week, reprinted below is an excerpt from a column Andrew Bowman wrote in 2016.

  • Wildlife cameras produce exciting findings

    By Jorgen Gulliksen July 7, 2020

    The remote camera that Land Trust of Napa County volunteers Paula Peterson and Penny Proteau visit every few months in California suggests at least one conclusion: an abundance of curious bears.