The wildly fun evening will feature lots of family activities: Food, beer and wine tasting, Peter Gros from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom with live animals like a Serval and Ringtail Lemur, raffles with great prizes, Animal Ambassadors and a Tae Kwon Do demonstration.
Wild Night at the Museum supports the museum’s programs in education and wildlife rehabilitation. Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a 501(c-3) organization (Federal Tax ID #94-6104179).
Join them for Wild Night at the Museum on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.!
Debbie Ojeda of Pinole, CA, took this photograph of a turkey vulture feeding on a dead opossum on Henry Drive in Pinole.
I’m always on the lookout for interesting color photos of wild creatures doing their thing. You can e-mail me your photos in .JPG format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and the city where you live so I can give you credit for taking the photo if I use it. Also please include comments in your e-mail saying it’s OK for me to use your photo(s) in my blog.
This video is footage from the security camera at the Times-Standard newspaper in Eureka, CA, taken just before and after the 6.5 earthquake hit in Humboldt County off the California coastline on Jan. 9. It shows a reporter’s dog, Sophie, sitting near his desk.
This note came with the video I found on YouTube: “My dog Sophie sensed the 6.5 earthquake early at the Times-Standard newspaper in Eureka, CA.”
Everglades. Photo by Flickr user Stig Nygaard used under a Creative Commons License
More from the Jan. 7 edition of the weekly e-newsletter of the Center for Biological Diversity:
On New Year’s Eve, a three-month-old Florida panther kitten was tragically hit and killed by a car in Naples, Florida, bringing the number of 2009 panther road kills to 17 — the highest number ever recorded — while total 2009 panther deaths reached 24. Read the rest of this entry »
I just received this important letter from my friend Eric Mills, coordinator of Action For Animals in Oakland, CA. Please read it and take a moment to send a letter. I appreciate it. Thanks for caring. /Gary
For 15 years we’ve been urging the California Fish & Game Commission to ban the importation and sale of live frogs and turtles for the state’s many live animal food markets (for human consumption). At long last, all five Commissioners seem to agree that the ban is needed to protect our native wildlife. Read the rest of this entry »
Tortoise photo by Flickr user Caitlyn Willows used under a Creative Commons License.
Here’s an update on the California desert tortoise and its seemingly never-ending battle to survive, from the Jan. 7, 2010, weekly e-newsletter of the Center for Biological Diversity:
Last week a judge overturned a decision to open two off-road vehicle routes imperiling threatened desert tortoises in California’s Mojave Desert.
The routes, planned for a site of critical environmental concern directly abutting the Desert Tortoise Natural Area, had been closed in 2002 to protect the tortoise — but in 2008 the U.S. Bureau of Land Management decided it would be OK to reopen both routes if it introduced an off-road education and permit program that in fact provided no education and tracked no permits. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m trying to catch up on my never-ending stream of “lost pets, found pets and pets that need homes” mail.
Sooooo — Below are some cats that need homes. Can you help? If so, please e-mail their humans using the e-mail addresses provided below. There’s also a little story about a dead cat someone found lying in the street near their home. They carefully picked up the cat and had it cremated. The people who found the cat hope that someone might recognize it as their missing pet … and at least know that someone else cared. Thanks. /Gary Read the rest of this entry »
The Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, CA, is offering a training program for volunteers, “Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation,” on Saturday, Jan. 16.
This is your last chance until next fall for training to become a wildlife hospital volunteer and help the thousands of injured and orphaned wild animals the museum receives and treats every year.This is a great opportunity for you to help wildlife in our area. Read the rest of this entry »